[OS X TeX] Updating TeX Live?

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Mon Apr 23 03:23:36 EDT 2007

Le 23 avr. 07 à 08:27, Bruno Voisin a écrit :


> Does mpm take care of dependencies between packages (namely, that  
> version n of a package requires version nn or above of another  
> package, forcing to update them simultaneously)?


> Can mpm be made aware of the standard locations /usr/local/texlive/ 
> texmf-local/ (TeXLive) and /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local/ (gwTeX)  
> for installing the updates, or even better can it use /Library/TeX/ 
> Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/TexmfLocal/ which would apply to  
> the current selected distribution?

Yes to all three. One can force mpm to work with /Library/TeX/ 
Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/TexmfLocal/ by hardwiring it at  
the build's configuration stage with:

./configure MIKTEX_INSTALLROOT=/Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/ 

Otherwise, it will hardwire the location found by a call to kpsewhich  
at the same stage. I gather that if we were enough people to nicely  
ask MikTeX's developper, he would include the TeXDist mechanism into  
mpm's build...

Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

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