[OS X TeX] Finally we are grown up

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Nov 20 06:50:09 EST 2006

My instructions are of course not fool proof, if someone changes the  
Applescripts and issues his password he could do havoc, however, he  
also could it from the command line. A possible solution for this  
"dilemma" would be to block the Applescripts such that they could  
only be altered by first unchecking the blocking. I might do it.

The newbies or anybody feeling uncomfortable when reading my  
instructions should wait till Richard Koch's MacTeX will be out.  
However, someone like you, Louis, could safely follow my  
instructions, if he really likes to give TeXLive (TUG) a try.


On Nov 20, 2006, at 9:13, Louis Talman wrote:

> I think that it's very interesting that Claus didn't get it right  
> on the first try.  (Nor is this a criticism of Claus; we all make  
> mistakes like the ones he made.)
> I'm not terrified of the command line; in fact I use it frequently  
> for a number of simple (to a real Unix jock) tasks.  But I know  
> just enough about Unix to understand how dangerous I am, and I  
> think that this is something that Claus overlooks.  I know enough  
> to know that I could cause serious damage by typing something  
> wrong---or if Claus has typed something wrong.  Claus knows how to  
> recover from those mistakes; I don't.  *That* is what terrifies me  
> and those like me.  I have too many other things that I must  
> accomplish to risk a computer that won't do what I need it to do  
> for...how long?

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