[OS X TeX] MacTeX_Additions binaries/libraries
franconi at inf.unibz.it
Wed Jan 17 22:16:11 EST 2007
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:
> I have another suggestion for the documentation of the MacTeX
> 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?
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