[OS X TeX] i-installer packages
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Jul 20 17:10:15 EDT 2007
On Jul 7, 2007, at 16:49, 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
It will not influenced installed materials. But for deleting or
reconfiguring you need the i-Package. Also for automatic checking for
updates to the i-Package you need the i-Package itself.
The safest way to save room is:
- open all the i-Packages (.ii2)
- make them 'fat'
- burn them + the i-Installer (.pkg) to CD
- remove them from Documents or open them all and make them 'thin'
The i-Packages on CD are then usable without any internet connection.
This is also the way to make sure any update of the i-Package on the
internet can be ignored if you want to.
(just for old times sake and because I was for the first time in months
looking at the backlog in unread OS X TeX mailing list messages)
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