[OS X TeX] Staying up to date with programs Gerben used to maintain

Jasper Knockaert jknockaert at feweb.vu.nl
Thu Dec 13 11:10:37 EST 2007

Bruno Voisin schreef op 13-12-2007 12:03:
> Le 13 déc. 07 à 10:30, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
>> Am 13.12.2007 um 03:11 schrieb Richard Sperling:
>>> I'm only wondering how other people are staying current with the 
>>> programs Gerben used to maintain.
>> Fink.
> In my case: not stay current. Last I checked (a couple of days ago), 
> MacPorts was still creating a ~/.profile upon install, to add 
> /opt/local/bin and /opt/local/sbin *before* the OS X defaults /usr/bin 
> and /usr/sbin in $PATH, not *after* them as i-Installer does with 
> /usr/local/bin and /usr/texbin.
> I'm refusing to install any system which attempts to take precedence 
> over OS X. Stuff which adds to OS X is fine; stuff which modifies OS X 
> isn't.

I fully agree with your objections, not in the least because package 
dependencies often imply that the obsolete tetex distribution is 
installed making the TexLive 2007 based gwTex unusable.

That said, it still leaves us with the problem of staying current.

Best regards

Jasper Knockaert

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