[OS X TeX] PS on TeX Switcher

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Thu Nov 23 17:11:01 EST 2006


Let me clear up some minor confusion on TeX Switcher.

This program is a "hack." It uses Apple's installer framework,
and might confuse you into believing that it is installing a switcher.
Actually it is doing the switch, and isn't installing anything.
The switch only does two things:

	a) reset the /usr/local/texprograms link to point to the chosen

	b) call Gerben's scripts to reset the PATH and MAN pointers
	by modifying

		/etc/csh.login, /etc/profile, and
		/usr/share/misc/man.conf (or /etc/manpath.config in 10.3)

	Gerben surrounds his changes with comments, so you can
	look at these files and see exactly what was done.

koch at math.uoregon.edu
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