[OS X TeX] installing from TeXLive

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Nov 16 23:18:59 EST 2006

On Nov 16, 2006, at 18:19, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> 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  
> environment.plist?
> Modifying a system-wide profile having a global import seems to me  
> bad.

It is required if you want to use the command line to run TeX, but is  
an optional part of the install IIRC.  The main problem with  
environment.plist is that it affects the environment of all GUI  
applications (which is also it's main advantage, as you know).

> 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?

Perhaps by using the "Uninstall" button on the TeX i-Package?

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