[OS X TeX] LaTeX Updater i-Package updated
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 1 17:06:26 EDT 2006
On May 1, 2006, at 3:50 PM, Josep M. Font wrote:
> It seems that presently the latest LaTeX release is not
> incorporated in the i-package called "TeX". Hence, if you want it,
> you *must* install the i-package called "LateX updater". As others
> have explained, this installs the new release in a directory
> (texmf.local) in parallel to the main one (texmf.tetex, I think).
> Since the "local" directory is searched first by the TeX program,
> when you typeset you will be using the newest version. You need not
> notice anything.
> The tricky point will come if and when, in the future, the all-
> encompassing i-package "TeX" is updated, in case it contains an
> even newer LaTeX release. Then you will have to do two things, in
> no particular order (I think): (1) install the new "TeX" as always;
> this will overwrite the main directory, but not the "local" one.
> (2) Uninstall the "LaTeX updater" i-package, by opening it with i-
> Installer and choosing "Uninstall" in the main window. This will
> erase the alternative LaTeX installation in the "local" directory
> (now, superseded by a new version). This second step is necessary
> because, as the "local" directory is found first, TeX would use it
> instead of the newest release just installed in the main directory.
> Sorry if my first post generated some anxiety. Hope this helps,
My, what a stir. If past practice is correct the next TeX i-package,
with the latest and greatest LaTeX, will probably behave towards the
LaTeX update the similar to the way it does with the ConTeXt update;
it will as you if you want to remove it before configuration
continues. I was just trying to get a confirmation on that point.
There is nothing to be afraid of in installing the LaTeX updater and
the new LaTeX seems quite solid.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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