[OS X TeX] Update of two i-Packages
pmathey at uwo.ca
Wed Nov 22 11:36:46 EST 2006
I installed the new TeXLive i-package with XeTeX (also for ppc)
without problems. Compiling a particular document with xelatex produces
the same pdf-file, same layout, looks identical.
The only problem was that the new value of $PATH is
so that "which xelatex" gives
but in emacs (using the latest version of the Carbon Emacs Package)
via "Shell Command .." the command "echo $PATH"
( the command "echo $SHELL" returns "/bin/bash") so that
within emacs "which xelatex" returns
This means that running xelatex from within emacs would still use the
(setenv "PATH" "/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/
to my .emacs file solved the problem. But is there a better
solution ? ( I am sure there is.)
On 21-Nov-06, at 4:50 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2006, at 22:28 , Philipp Mathey wrote:
>> Ok, thanks.
>> Until recently when all this talk about TeXLive started I hadn't
>> even noticed
>> that there are two TeX i-packages (one based on tetex, the other
>> on TeXLive)
>> Just to clarify, my questions are :
>> 1) both i-packages can coexist, correct ?
> Yes. But only one is active on the command line.
>> 2) switching from one to the other involves :
>> running "Configure only " in i-installer, and ...?
> For the command line, Activate CL in the configure phase. For
> TeXShop etc, change TeXShop settings.
>> E.g. does the location of cm-super fonts have to be changed and the
>> cm-super fonts be reinstalled ?
> Yes. Either installation needs his own additions like CM-Super. For
> the new TeX i-Package , the install location is /usr/local/TeXLive/
> texmf.pkgs, for the old it is /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local
>> 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
> No need to uninstall the XeTeX i-Package, it is installed in the
> old location
>> 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.
>> By the way, what is the main difference between TeXLive and tetex ?
> The TeX Live i-Package contains programs and binaries based on TeX
> Live now and a texmf tree based on a subset of Tex Live.
> The old TeX i-Package is based on TeX Live 2005 for the binaries
> and teTeX (end 2004) for the texmf tree with some additions from
> TeX Live.
> Basically, unless you need a TL2003/teTeX2 setup for some old
> project, I would forget about the old TeX i-Package and only use
> the new one.
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