[OS X TeX] Mactex applications

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Sun Feb 25 18:23:34 EST 2007

On Feb 25, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Richard Koch wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2007, at 8:48 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>> I noticed that mactex installs texshop, bibdesk, excalibur and  
>> latexit in Applications/TeX. I already have these programs in  
>> Applications/ and I want to remove the extra copies. If I move my  
>> excalibur dictionaries in Applications/TeX/Excalibur/, will they  
>> be preserved next time I install mactex or is the entire folder / 
>> Applications/TeX/ overwritten?
>> Of course I can move these applications outside the folder TeX/  
>> but then I would be getting duplicates of these applications every  
>> time I install mactex.  My preference would be to have mactex  
>> install only TeX Live but not the applications (texshop, bibdesk  
>> etc) since I do that on my own anyway. Is this an option during  
>> mactex installation that I somehow missed?
> Yes. This is one difference between the 2006 MacTeX and the new  
> 2007 MacTeX. At the "Installation Type" stage of the installation,  
> a window appears saying "Click Update to perform a basic  
> installation of ...". When using the new install package, there is  
> an extra button at bottom left labeled "Customize"; by clicking it,  
> you can choose what to install.

Thanks - this was my first download of mactex ever and I'm pleased to  
see that things are much easier than I feared them to be in the post  
i-installer era.


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