[OS X TeX] MacTeX_Additions binaries/libraries

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Wed Jan 17 22:16:11 EST 2007

Some more:
In http://www.tug.org/~koch/Uninstalling.html I read:
"If you installed one of the three packages just mentioned, use this  
command to list installed files and remove them by hand."
This is a very dangerous suggestion, since removing those files may  
hamper some other application that itself installed some of those  
files in /usr/local/
At least, add the following:
", after having carefully verified that those files have not been  
installed or used by some other application."
This will alert a user before deleting.

On 18 Jan 2007, at 16:01, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> Hi,
> I have another suggestion for the documentation of the MacTeX  
> packages.
> As I already pointed out in some previous email, I am concerned (as  
> many others) with the idea of installing something in /usr/local/  
> without a proper versioning system (e.g., fink or MacPorts). It  
> would enough for me to have clearly documented exactly which  
> binaries/libraries (together with Ghostscript and ImageMagick) are  
> installed by the MacTeX_Additions package, so that I can actually  
> install that stuff using my favourite system (which used to be fink  
> and it is now MacPorts) instead of the MacTeX_Additions package.
> I know that I could parse the loooong "Show Files" information  
> within the installer, but I believe that a shorter list in the  
> documentation may be more effective.
> Is this doable?
> cheers
> --e.

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