[OS X TeX] Re: OSX-ifying TeX even more

Bill Rowe readlists at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 18 23:58:50 EST 2007

On 1/18/07 at 3:40 PM, bvoisin at mac.com (Bruno Voisin) wrote:

>That's why I don't use Migration Assistant, and reinstall all the
>programs one by one, given many of them rely on components located
>inside /Library or in the invisible Unix directories. Accordingly
>you need to reinstall these programs from their original installer
>packages, which put everything at the proper place.

Based on my experience you are definitely creating more work for 
yourself with this approach. I had installed teTeX using 
i-Installer on my TiBook. Later when I upgraded to a faster 
machine, I used Migration Assistant and found it nicely moved my 
teTeX installation and several other Unix binaries I had 
installed in appropriate directories to my new machine. And once 
Migration Assistant has done its thing, it is a fairly simple 
thing to use other utilities to compare the contents of both 
drives and ensure files have been copied appropriately.

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