[OS X TeX] i-installer packages
Adam M. Goldstein
amgoldstein at mac.com
Sat Jul 7 16:49:21 EDT 2007
The main two drawbacks are---
-Can't reinstall from "scratch" if there's a problem with whatever it
is you've installed from; and
- I think but, I am not sure: you can't use i-installer app to check
to see if your i-packages are up to date, because there would be
nothing on disk to compare the copy in the remote location with.
- I also think, but I am not sure: if you wanted to uninstall, you
couldn't, because the i-installer wouldn't know what you've put in.
(Maybe it uses some log that's not associated with the package
itself; but it makes sense that the package would be required to
Actually, I am hoping that someone who knows more than me will step
in and correct me or confirm me here.
On Jul 7, 2007, at 10:49 AM, Nathan Paxton wrote:
> Hi all,
> A quick question. I am using GW's i-installer set-up for my tex
> distribution, and it works perfectly well for me. In a fit of
> drive-cleaning, however, I noted that the i-packages directory in
> my Documents folder is taking up about half a GB of space.
> Is there any/what harm is there in deleting the ipackages in that
> Nathan A. Paxton
> Ph.D. Candidate
> Dept. of Government, Harvard University
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> napaxton AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu
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