[OS X TeX] MetaPost in teTeX distribution: inconsistent versions

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Nov 29 15:18:21 EST 2006

On Nov 29, 2006, at 15:05 , nicola wrote:

> Hello,
> I have the latest (16/10/2006) teTeX distribution installed by  
> Wierda's
> i-Installer, which claims to have mpost 0.901. Some of the base files,
> however, which I find in
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/metapost/base/
> are different from the ones that can be found in the MetaPost  
> package at:
> https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/metapost/
> There are differences in:
> boxes.mp
> mfplain.mp
> plain.mp (seemingly, only the version number)
> TEX.mp
> Moreover, the file mpost.mp is missing in Wierda's distro. Also the
> manual is different. So, my guess is that there is an inconsistent mix
> of different versions.

Correct. The metapost binaries are from TeX Live and the suport files  
from an outdated and no longer maintained teTeX.

The TeX Live subset i-Package has synchronized entries for binaries  
and support.

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