[OS X TeX] Possible conflicts between two TeX installation

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Sat Nov 25 06:28:32 EST 2006

(Same subject as before, started this time from scratch)

> Am 25.11.2006 um 09:38 schrieb Franck Pastor:
>> Hello,
>> As I wrote before, I have installed Gerben Wierda's TeXLive i- 
>> package on my disk. His old teTeX redistribution is still on it.  
>> Now everything seems to work fine, the TeXLive installation is  
>> used by TeXShop and by the command-lines instructions. However, as  
>> I enter now "echo $PATH$" in the Terminal, it shows me that:
>> /sw/bin:/sw/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/ 
>> local/TeXLive/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:~/bin:.:/usr/X11R6/ 
>> bin:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current
>> So BOTH links to teTeX and TeXLive binaries are present!!
>> How come? Isn't it "dangerous"? Is there not a risk of "conflicts"  
>> between the two installations with this situation?
> It's a bigger risk not to receive a response when usurping a thread.

? I indeed chose a mail from the list at random, delete its contents  
and replaced them by what I wrote, changing its subject. I thought no  
tracks were kept in my mail from the subject of the preceeding mail.  
I thought it was a convenient way not to have to rewrote the whole  
mailing list address. If I have done something wrong, I'm sorry, it  
was not my intent, and next time I will start a new subject entirely  
from scratch.

> It's the sequence of PATH components that determines which  
> executable will be used.

What do you mean by that? The fact that the "TeXLive" component is  
meet first in the list of PATH components?

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