[OS X TeX] installing from TeXLive

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Fri Nov 17 02:03:32 EST 2006

Note that if you have created a ".profile" file in your home  
directory (bash shell) or a ".tcshrc" file in the same home directory  
(tcsh shell), it is those files you will have to edit. In that case,  
it is simpler, as they belong to you.

Le 17-nov.-06 à 07:22, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :

> Manually correct profile and csh.login and enter your new path,  
> then everything works fine. There is no need to become root to do  
> it, I used BBEdit and had to enter my password when trying to it as  
> a normal user. But I could have used any text editor.
> Claus
> On Nov 17, 2006, at 3:19, 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.
>> 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?
>> cheers
>> --e.
>> On 16 Nov 2006, at 09:03, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>>> Enrico,
>>> 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
>>> Gerben)
>>> ## Do not remove the previous line
>>> if [ `whoami` != "root" ]
>>> then
>>>    PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/texlivesymlink/bin/powerpc-darwin"
>>>    export PATH
>>> fi
>>> ## Do not remove the next line
>>> ## TeX modifications end at Fri Nov  3 17:39:47 CET 2006 (must be
>>> Gerben)
>>> 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.
>>> Claus
>>> 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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