[OS X TeX] Updating TeX Live?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 05:21:19 EDT 2007

On 4/23/07, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:
> Le 23 avr. 07 à 01:20, Victor Ivrii a écrit :
> > There is no real need to update the whole installation too often. I
> > would suggest to do it in February after TeXLive 2008 will be
> > released.
> Is this February 2008 that you mean?
> > Nobody uses all the packages, but rather a pretty small subset of
> > them. Decide which do you need and update them via mpm or manually.
> > Search archives for discussions.
> 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)?

I don't think so

> 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?

No, AFAIK,  but you can run it as

mpm --install-root=/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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