[OS X TeX] TUG installer symlinks in /usr/bin

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Nov 27 04:15:22 EST 2006

Joachim Kock wrote:
> PS: in fact the same problem would seem to occur if a user 
> first installs a Fink tex, and then one of Gerben's: since 
> Fink prepends /sw/bin, Gerben's script would not have any
> effect...  I can hardly believe I am right -- I would imagine
> this sort of conflict had happened several times in the early
> days of OSX, when the last Fink tex'ers switched to Gerben's
> distro...

This is easy to explain: Fink takes care of the compatibility; it 
provides a package that makes symlinks to GWtex inside /sw/bin. With the 
current hysterical push to TeXlive, this package will, however, probably 
soon have to disappear, and people who have Fink installed will then 
finally be forced to install Fink's tex. As for the "last Fink tex'ers", 
I can assure you there are still quite a few of us left :-) and they 
will still be happily tex'ing when the last GW tex'er will have left for 
some largely unsupported TUG distro.


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