[OS X TeX] installing from TeXLive

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Wed Nov 15 21:54:09 EST 2006

On 14 Nov 2006, at 18:20, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> Today I downloaded the compressed texlive2005-inst-20051102.iso dmg  
> from CTAN (683MB) mounted it and installed the full unix texlive  
> distribution following the installer script.
> Installation was a easy and very quickly:

This is amazing, it took 10 minutes to install it; and it works!
After having modified my PATH variable to contain the new texlive  
binaries, I just run install-tl.sh (keeping all default parameters -  
I did not change the base path), and texconfig-sys paper a4:  
everything works fine after. No parameter modified. And I still have  
my personal texmf in Library/; I did not need to move it in ~/

thanks - now we have a bright future.

> Using a bash shell I cded to
> /Volume/TexLive-2005 issued the command
> sudo sh install-tl.sh
> and used the default install with the only exception of installing  
> tex into
> /usr/local/texlive2005 instead of /usr/local/texlive/2005
> Installation went smoothly and took 9 min on my PPC at 2.5GHz(dual).  
> Then I issued
> $ sudo bash
> Password:
> # PATH=/usr/local/texlive2005/bin/powerpc-darwin:$PATH; export PATH
> # texconfig-sys paper a4
> for setting the path and running texconfig.
> Since I didn't set a symlink, I had to change in TeXShop's  
> preferences the path to
> /usr/local/texlive2005/bin/powerpc-darwin/tex
> and in the path in my shell scripts to
> set path= ($path  /usr/local/bin  /usr/local/texlive2005/bin/ 
> powerpc-darwin)

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