[OS X TeX] Update of two i-Packages
pmathey at uwo.ca
Tue Nov 21 17:16:56 EST 2006
Ok, thanks a lot.
On 21-Nov-06, at 5:08 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 21 nov. 06 à 22:28, Philipp Mathey a écrit :
>> Just to clarify, my questions are :
>> 1) both i-packages can coexist, correct ?
> Yes. Both can be installed on the same machine. teTeX goes to /usr/
> local/teTeX, TeXLive to /usr/local/TeXLive.
>> 2) switching from one to the other involves :
>> running "Configure only " in i-installer, and ...?
> Exactly. When running "Configure only" for either TeX i-Package
> (teTeX-based or TeXLive-based), use Expert mode and check only the
> step called something like "CLI activation". This will modify the
> following files:
> such that the appropriate directory (/usr/local/teTeX or /usr/local/
> TeXLive) is used in the future. See the lines
> ## TeX modifications start [...]
> at the end of each file.
> You can switch back and forth between the two installs as often as
> you like.
>> E.g. does the location of cm-super fonts have to be changed and the
>> cm-super fonts be reinstalled ?
> You need to have the CM-Super fonts installed for each i-Package. A
> possibility: "activate" one i-Package as just described, install
> the CM-Super fonts; activate the other i-Package, install the CM-
> Super fonts again. You should then have one copy of the fonts in
> each i-Package.
>> 3) when using XeTeX (assuming both TeX i-packages are installed) :
>> so for the switch
>> TeX (tetex) i-package --> TeX (TeXLive) i-package
>> I would need to :
>> 1. uninstall the XeTeX i-package
>> 2. run "Configure Only" for the TeX (TeXLive) i-package
>> and for the switch
>> TeX (TeXLive) i-package --> TeX (tetex) i-package
>> I would need to
>> 1. run "Configure Only" for the TeX (tetex) i-package
>> 2. install the XeTeX i-package.
> As of now, XeTeX is a bit broken in the TeXLive i-Package. I think
> Gerben has modified the i-Package yesterday night to fix this, but
> I haven't really tested it. In the future XeTeX will be fully
> integrated within TeXLive, so that you won't have to install it
> What I do personally (but I wouldn't advise it to others): install
> the TeX i-Package (either teTeX- or TeXLive-based), then compile
> and install XeTeX from source on top of it. In case you feel
> adventurous, here's how it goes (the following assumes you've got
> Apple's Xcode installed already):
> - Get the XeTeX and xdvipdfmx source tarballs at:
> - Follow the instructions (originally for Linux) at:
> Minimal adaptation is required for xdvipdfmx.
> - For XeTeX this means, after unpacking the tarball TRUNK.tar.gz to
> ~/Desktop/xetex/TRUNK say, that you type in Terminal ($ represents
> the prompt):
> $ cd Desktop/xetex/TRUNK
> $ sh build-xetex
> $ sudo sh install-xetex
> - For xdvipdfmx this means, after unpacking the tarball
> TRUNK.tar.gz to ~/Desktop/xdvipdfmx say, that you type in Terminal:
> $ cd Desktop/xdvipdfmx/TRUNK
> $ sh configure --with-kpathsea=/usr/local/TeXLive --with-ft2lib=/
> usr/local/lib/libfreetype.a --with-ft2include=/usr/local/include/
> $ make
> $ sudo make install
> The second instruction (starting with "sh configure" and ending
> with "freetype2") should all go on one line, even if this list's
> email server breaks it into several lines. I would never have found
> the required environment settings on this line myself; credit goes
> of course to Jonathan Kew on the XeTeX mailing list.
> You're done!
>> By the way, what is the main difference between TeXLive and tetex ?
> teTeX is dead, TeXLive lives!
> Bruno Voisin
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