[OS X TeX] final tex live 2007

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Wed Feb 21 09:29:00 EST 2007

Le 21-févr.-07 à 15:07, Alain Matthes a écrit :

> 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 short : sudo rm-r /usr/local/tetex

However, I would keep the old tetex safe for a while, just in case.  
Note anyway that I use both new distributions (the raw TeXLive 2007  
from MacTeX, and gwTeX), on two different machines, and for a while I  
have had no problems with any of them.

> in /usr/local/ i have a gwtex folder and a tetex folder
> examples :
> $ locate epstopdf
> /usr/local/gwTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0/epstopdf
> /usr/local/gwTeX/man/man1/epstopdf.1
> /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/doc/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf.pdf
> /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/doc/man/man1/epstopdf.1
> /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/scripts/tetex/epstopdf.pl
> /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf.sty
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0/epstopdf
> /usr/local/teTeX/man/man1/epstopdf.1
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/ 
> epstopdf.html
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf.sty
> 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

Il gwTeX is already installed, why not keeping it? It is pretty  
efficient and stable (and still maintained! It's only mail support  
which is discarded).

Franck Pastor

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