[OS X TeX] installing from TeXLive

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Nov 16 07:03:48 EST 2006


If ~/Library/texmf still works for you without having installed a  
symlink of it in ~/ then I am afraid your are still running one of  
Gerben's installation. You must rid of Gerben's path first, see below

  Your path has to be incorporated in /private /etc/profile (bash
shell) and in /private /etc/csh.login (c shell).

The modification of the profile would look like (for powerpc)

## TeX modifications start at Fri Nov  3 17:39:47 CET 2006 (must be
## Do not remove the previous line
if [ `whoami` != "root" ]
    export PATH
## Do not remove the next line
## TeX modifications end at Fri Nov  3 17:39:47 CET 2006 (must be

Either you enter your correct path, or you make a symlink to  
texlivesymlink of the corresponding tex folder,  in your case 2005 I  

For those of you who now think that a texlive installation is very  
complicated, this "complication" is only due to Gerben's modification  
of the profiles in /etc. I guess that without such a previous  
modification TeXLive's guidance for setting the path to the new  
binaries would have worked.


On Nov 16, 2006, at 3:54, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> 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.
> --e.

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