[OS X TeX] final tex live 2007
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Thu Feb 22 08:51:48 EST 2007
Am 22.02.2007 um 14:25 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
> Le 22 févr. 07 à 09:30, Christian Burk a écrit :
>> Am 20.02.2007 um 22:11 schrieb Richard Koch:
>>> The MacTeX TeXLive-2007 package is constructed by installing the
>>> full TeXLive-2007
>> But in this site, it says that MacTeX contains Gerben Wierda's
>> extensive TeX distribution, XeTeX, and the following front end
>> programs : TeXShop, LaTeXiT, BibDesk, Excalibur, and i-Installer.
>> (vide http://www.tug.org/mactex/)
>> Do I misunderstand something or where could I get the MacTeX
>> installation with the _full_ TL2007?
> Speaking about <http://www.tug.org/~koch/NewPackages.html> (I don't
> know what's the situation exactly with <http://www.tug.org/mactex/
> >, I'm not using it any longer):
> - MacTeX_Additions.dmg contains a selection of GUI applications
> (TeXShop, BibDesk, LaTeXiT, Excalibur, i-Installer), plus the Unix
> programs used by TeX (essentially GhostScript, ImageMagick,
> FreeType, installed as i-Packages with the corresponding receipts,
> so as to allow future update via i-Installer), but not TeX itself.
> - TeX itself, available in 4 variants:
> * gwTeX.dmg: Gerben Wierda's subset of TeX Live 2007, identical
> to what would be installed by the corresponding i-Package in i-
> * TeXLive-2007.dmg: the full TeX Live 2007, identical to what
> would be installed from the TeX Live DVD (with a few added bits to
> avoid the configuration hassle associated with the Unix origins of
> TeX Live).
> * teTeX.dmg: the deprecated teTeX-based gwTeX i-Package, as used
> to be available through i-Installer. Forget about it.
> * TeXLiveMTS-2007.dmg: a subset of the TeX Live 2007 DVD,
> designed to mimick gwTeX. That was an attempt which I think will be
> Hence the choice is essentially between TeXLive-2007.dmg and
> - Another component, not mentioned at this page, is Herb Schulz's
> MacTeXtras <http://www.tug.org/mactex/MacTeXtras.dmg> containing
> for example CocoAspell, TCOBrowser, TeXniscope, and so forth,
> corresponding to the directory <http://cvs.sarovar.org/cgi-bin/
> At the bottom of the page <http://www.tug.org/~koch/
> NewPackages.html> you can find an all-in-one archive mactex.tar.gz
> Personally I have two TeX installs (plus Textures, but that's
> another story):
> - mactex.tar.gz, for maximum compatibility with the TeX setups of
> colleagues all over the world.
> - gwTeX, installed via i-Installer, for maximum reliability and
> consistency. I prefer to use i-Installer for this, as I install in
> Expert mode and introduce a number of customizations during the
> Configure stage. This avoids having to run updmap, mktexlsr and
> texconfig afterwards from the command line.
> Switching between the two distributions via Jérôme Laurens' TeX
> Distribution system pref panel is a breeze.
> Hope this helps,
> Bruno Voisin
Thanks for this excellent answer and the explanation of the different
I was hoping that could get an installation with the comfort of:
> Richard Koch:the MacTeX package adjusts both PATH and MAN
> parameters automatically.
and a full version in one...
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