[OS X TeX] Re: Updating TeX Live?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 16:36:57 EDT 2007

On 4/29/07, nicola <vitacolo at dimi.uniud.it> wrote:
> In article

> So, if I understand correctly, in order to update MacTeX between two
> official releases, there are the following possibilities:
> 1) wait for the updates at the above link;
> 2) download, compile and use mpm;
> 3) manual update.

> While 2) may be convenient for packages, it cannot be used to update
> e.g. binaries.

You may compile them, and binaries are not updated too often

> From other posts, it seems also that mpm can manage only
> packages installed by itself.


> Besides, I have not been able to convince
> mpm to use my ~/Library/texmf. So, I think I will stick to 1) (and 3)
> when necessary).

Run it with  --root-directory=...


> One of the features I appreciate a lot about gwTeX is that it can be
> easily updated (and Gerben Wierda used to do, and maybe is still doing,
> a great job in keeping the distribution up to date). Am I the only one
> who misses an "i-Installer facility" for MacTeX?

You need to remember that while gwtex was pretty complete it was not
as complete as TeXLive
and use of 2) and/or 3) was still needed for some less popular packages.

Definitely gwtech was making things easier and many started from gwtex
adding some extras later, and we should be very thankful to  Gerben
for his work.

And definitely thanks to Richard too

> Nicola

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

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