[OS X TeX] TeX based on TeX Live release

Jeffrey Roland jroland at lsu.edu
Fri Nov 17 17:16:32 EST 2006

And here's my response to Adam, which I inadvertently sent directly  
to him.




On Nov 17, 2006, at 11:31 AM, ADAM GOLDSTEIN wrote:

>> Adam,
>>  I'm preparing to migrate to the TeXLive i-package, and I have
>>  precisely the same question you raised in the below message.  Did  
>> you
>>  ever get an answer to it?  I searched the list and didn't find one.
>>  TIA,
>>  Jeff
> Jeff--
> I never got an answer to my questions (see below). I went ahead  
> anyhow, doing the following: I followed the instructions from  
> Texshop (see below also) but instead of choosing the i-installer  
> teTeX package (the "TeX" step, below), I chose the MacTeX package  
> from i-installer. Everything works extraordinarily well. All my  
> documents come out precisely as they did before. I have now delted  
> the teTeX material from my disk to make sure that there can never  
> be any interference from it.
> What you will have to do, and this is something that has come up  
> before on this list, is make sure that you change all of your  
> pathnames that mention teTeX to Mactex. This includes Texshop. I  
> also use Emacs and I had make various changes there. I left ~/ 
> Library/texmf/tex/, ~/Library/texmf/latex/ and the like exactly as  
> they were.

Thanks. I did almost exactly this yesterday.  Instead of choosing the  
MacTeX package from i-installer, I chose the TeXLive package form i- 
installer.   It worked (works) like a charm.

I want to take this chance to thank Gerben for all his work.  I'm  
really going to miss i-installer.  If not for that and TeXShop  
(thanks to Richard Koch et. al.), I'd probably still be running  
Textures in Classic.  I'd offer my help to keep the i-installer going  
except that I'm in that not-quite-a-chimp group with Alain.

Best to all,

Jeff Roland


On Nov 17, 2006, at 2:49 PM, Adam Goldstein wrote:

> I mailed the following directly to Jeff, rather than to the whole  
> list, so here it is for everyone else.
> [snip]

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