[OS X TeX] TeX on Leopard
gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Sat Oct 27 11:27:33 EDT 2007
I did an Erase and Install and then 10.5 recovered the data from a
10.4 clone. Surprise. The TeX installation was all recovered.
On Oct 26, 2007, at 6:14 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 26 oct. 07 à 20:04, Jean-Claude DE SOZA a écrit :
>> I have installed Leopard with "Archive and Install" and my folders
>> TeXShop and texmf in my Library were preserved; Image-Magick,
>> freetype, png, tiff and jpeg libraries were installed from sources
>> without any problem but you can install all this stuff with the
>> MacTeX package from Richard Koch.
> Just installed Leopard (received about 10 hours ago) with "Archive &
> Install". Still have to put back all the additional software (TeX,
> Mathematica, Firefox, Office, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.) in place
> again, but it seems there is much less work to do than with previous
> versions of OS X, if any: IIRC correctly, on an "Archive & install",
> with previous versions much of the stuff in /Library was put aside
> in /Previous Systems, and you had to put back all the required
> pieces (plugins, additions in Application Support, etc.) in place
> one by one; now it seems all the work has been done by the installer
> already. (I still have to check this more carefully.) Even my
> QuickTime Pro registration has been moved to the new setup (whereas
> previously I had to reenter the registration number by hand), and my
> MPEG2 additional Codec has been moved too.
> On the TeX side: some bits have been moved, but not all:
> - All the invisible stuff in /usr/local/ etc. remains invisible and
> has been moved to "/Previous Systems.localized/2007-10-26_1342/usr/
> local/" etc. (the date changes on each machine), but the shortcuts
> to /usr/local/texlive and /usr/local/gwTeX which I had put in the
> sidebar of Finder's windows point to the new location.
> - /Library/TeX/ remains in place and works, but not the symlinks
> inside it.
> - Fonts installed in /Library/Fonts/ (such as the Latin Modern fonts
> and, for gwTeX, the TeX Gyre fonts) remain in place and work.
> - The symlink /usr/texbin/ has vanished.
> - The TeX Distribution system pref displays no available distribution.
> Accordingly it's certainly better to reinstall the whole of MacTeX
> (and gwTeX with i-Installer for those using it), and then to locate
> in "/Previous Systems/" all the possible local additions to texmf-
> local (MacTeX) or texmf.pkgs (gwTeX) and put them back in place.
> However, there is something I just noticed and which probably won't
> work any longer: MacTeX and gwTeX used to customize /usr/share/misc/
> man.conf upon install, so that the man pages for the various TeX
> utilities were seen. With Leopard this file seems to have moved
> (again!), to /etc/man.conf.
> That's it for now. I still haven't really used and installed TeX on
> Leopard, and I won't have the opportunity to go back to my Mac to
> try before the end of this weekend probably.
> Bruno Voisin
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