[OS X TeX] final tex live 2007

Alain Matthes alain.matthes at mac.com
Wed Feb 21 09:07:35 EST 2007

Le 20 févr. 07 à 22:11, Richard Koch a écrit :

> If you install using MacTeX, you also need to reconfigure GUI  
> applications. This time
> the path to binaries is /usr/texbin. Actually this is a symbolic  
> link; the binaries
> are still installed where the TeXLive install script puts them.
> For those who have not been following this discussion, let me  
> explain the data
> structure briefly. After you install TeXLive-2007 with MacTeX, you  
> will find that your
> old teTeX-based installation from Gerben remains intact; if you  
> installed his more
> recent gwTeX, that also remains intact. You'll find that you have a  
> new
> control panel named TeX Distributions listing all of your TeX  
> distributions. For
> instance, Gerben's old distribution is listed as "gwTeX-2003-2005",  
> his new
> distribution is "gwTeX" and TeXLive is "TeXLive-2007". The active  
> distribution will
> be selected in the control panel's list. If you make a different  
> distribution active in the control panel,
> then automatically all of your GUI applications will be  
> reconfigured (because the /usr/texbin
> link will be reset), and your PATH and MAN variables will change  
> appropriately.
> So it is easy to return to an old distribution if there are  
> surprises in the new one.
> (I argued bitterly against this data structure until I saw the  
> light. Now I think it is
> fantastic.)

thank you for all these explanations but I need a precision. I've an  
old gwtex distribution
  and the experimental based on texlive 2006
the TeX's control panel give the choice between gw 2003-2005 and gw  
( texlive 2006)

/usr/texbin is used in Texshop

But it is possible to erase the old distribution because the number  
of files is too
  big and it's difficult to know who makes what ?

in /usr/local/ i have a gwtex folder and a tetex folder

examples :
$ locate epstopdf

and there is an epstopdf in texshop ( i think that it's very strange )

How to to install TeXlive 2007 in my situation ?
because i don't  want a third distribution

Thanks and greetings

the last message is very important for us (the little users)

Alain Matthes

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