[OS X TeX] Re: Remarks on the /usr/bin/texprograms symlink

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Nov 26 10:16:00 EST 2006

I can give you a one line description, if you happened to download my  
TeXSwitcher while it had been available for downloading: Just click  
on the button that suits your needs and enter your password when you  
are asked to.

I already use the set up, that I favour, on my machine  and switching  
between tetex, texlive2500, texlive/2005 works on the fly,  
effortlessly and smoothly. TeXShop, Flashmode, my Applescripts, and  
the command line all three approaches to the tex binaries, including  
texdoc, bibtex, metapost, makeindex, you name it, work smoothly.  
There are no edges.

As I understand, most people don't use the command line at all, these  
people could use the new set up without worrying that they might get  
the wrong tex binaries on the command line.


On Nov 26, 2006, at 15:15, Joachim Kock wrote:

> Fair enough.  And smart.  By that time, hopefully things have  
> stabilised
> and these long discussions will have been obsoleted by a clear  
> three-line
> description of how you switch from one installation to another,  
> should you
> ever need it.

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