[OS X TeX] Freeze

Joseph C. Slater joseph.slater at wright.edu
Sat May 13 11:12:33 EDT 2006

On May 13, 2006, at 9:21 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

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

I'll bet I speak for many... too late. I doubt there is an easy way  
to undue the "update", either.

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