[OS X TeX] Configuring a new TeX installation

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Fri Jan 19 06:42:33 EST 2007


On Fri, 19 Jan 2007, Josep M.Font wrote:

> Hi,
> My new Mac arrived, and I am going to install TeX. I followed the recent 
> discussions--incl. tonight's--and I thought I understood the situation and 
> felt safe by going to install MacTeX-2007.
> However I just noticed I don't know how the *configure* stage is done with 
> these new tools. I now realize much of the discussion has been about 
> *installation* and not about *configuration* (building the formats, etc.).
> I was satisfied with i-Installer's procedure, because I need non-standard 
> hyphenation patterns, and it did work perfectly. My understanding has been 
> that TeXLive is not an i-package, so you cannot run i-Installer to configure 
> it. Am I right ? Is there a GUI application to configure this TeX ? Should I 
> use the command line (don't know how to) ? Perhaps I mixed everything up ?
> Suddenly I have realized that this step is crucial for me, and perhaps I 
> should stick to the old methods and install and configure gwTeX with 
> i-Installer...

Perhaps, you may do what I did:

1. Gerben's i-Innstaller form
2. gwTeX via i-Installer
3. TeXLive-2007 (full...) from

MacTex_Additions now does most of the customizations, but perhaps, as I 
recall, you can select personal customization...

I am curious to hear from you about beamer. There are problems...


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