[OS X TeX] Re: Remarks on the /usr/bin/texprograms symlink
arnokruse at macnews.de
Sun Nov 26 06:50:14 EST 2006
Am 26.11.2006 um 11:53 schrieb Claus Gerhardt:
> Let me try to answer your question.
Thank vou, Claus. Your detailed answer offers an overview helpful at
less for me, although I am not able to estimate advantages and
disadvantages concerning Unix problems - I must trust what experts
say and write.
> The future certainly belongs to TeXLive (TUG) and MacTeX's
> installation of it for the Macintosh.
As Gerben does not continue his extensive work - Gerben, like so many
other users I am grateful and shall miss your encouragement -, this
may be true; it will be quite impersonal. I shall not like it.
> Now to the path setting part.
I feel overcharged to estimate.
> As my personal opinion, with all due respect to Gerben's role and
> achievements for TeX on Mac, I don't understand why, after his
> departure, and given the new situation that there will be several
> TeX distributions on a typical Mac, we should refuse to use the
> best method for path setting only because of compatibility issues
> with his i-Installer which will only install old tex distributions
> and no new ones anymore.
This sounds reasonably. But I am uncertain.
> This is the present situation. The normal user can relax,
Maybe that is the best advice at the moment - wait and see. But I am
not happy with this.
My personal conclusion: Luckily I have an external harddisk, so I can
backup my complete installation and try out without risks. But the
situation is dissatisfying.
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