[OS X TeX] installing from TeXLive
franconi at inf.unibz.it
Thu Nov 16 21:19:02 EST 2006
Oh, oh. This is bad. The i-installer did modify some of my system files?
What about all the discussions about the security of modifying the
Modifying a system-wide profile having a global import seems to me bad.
Anyway, I will revert as root those files to their original version.
Question: is there an uninstall option in the i-installer? How can a
normal user without cli expertise revert the situation and switch
correctly to TeXlive?
On 16 Nov 2006, at 09:03, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> 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 guess.
> 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.
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