[OS X TeX] Freeze

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat May 13 09:21:58 EDT 2006

On 12 May 2006, at 20:42, Richard Koch wrote:

> Folks,
> After the security update on Intel, TeX seems to work fine. I just  
> tested the MacTeX install
> package, which continues to work. As I've informed Gerben, i- 
> Installer 2.76.0
> works fine but 2.77 exhibits the freeze.

I advise against running i-Installer 2.76 on intel (or any native  
intel version) because there are still unresolved mysteries here (at  
least under 10.4.4 and 10.4.5). The fact that 2.76 does not trigger  
the bug does not mean it is a good replacement. It is not for nothing  
that I have pulled the intel native version of i-Installer. Apple is  
not very fast in adressing the problem here (I've been waiting for  
months now).

Note, not so much i-Installer exhibits the freeze, but the system  
exhibits the freeze. i-Installer is just one of many ways that the  
freeze bug is triggered. My gut feeling says that Rosetta is a likely  

I advise against applying the latest Security Fix Apple has posted on  
Intel systems until it has been fixed.

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