[OS X TeX] TeX based on TeX Live release

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Nov 1 18:29:12 EST 2006

The TeX (based on TeX Live) i-Package has been released to all the  
repositories and so have all the support i-Packages: MusixTeX, CM- 
Super, CB-Greek and the ConTeXt Updater.

(The LaTeX Updater will be removed later. For a recent LaTeX, the TeX  
Live i-Package is the best choice.)

The old and new TeX i-Package can both be installed on a system. They  
do not interfere.

There are two special points of attention when migrating from old to  
new or when keeping them both available for the time being:
- Your personal files in ~/Library/texmf are available for both.  
Especially configuration files like updmap.cfg (font maps) and  
language.dat (hyphenation patterns) are not compatible with both  
systems, mainly because file names differ between the two distributions
- If you use TeX from the command line, you get either old or new,  
depending on what is in the system-wide shell startup settings. The  
values there are set by the configuration phase of either i-Package  
and the last configuration run defines what is being set there.

One other important note: XeTeX is currently only supported on intel.

Default install locations are /usr/local/teTeX (old) and /usr/local/ 
TeXLive (new)

The TeX Support i-Packages (except for the LaTeX Updater) can handle  
both distributions.

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