[OS X TeX] compiling miktex tools

Jasper Knockaert jknockaert at feweb.vu.nl
Mon Apr 7 09:54:18 EDT 2008

Bruno Voisin schreef op 07-04-2008 14:24:
> On 7 avr. 08, at 13:52, Alex Hamann wrote:
>> was anybody capable of compiling the latest miktex tools for unix?
>> My make failed with miktex-2.7.2960 under Tiger 10.4.11, cmake 2.4.8 
>> and libcurl 7.18.0

I tried but failed to compile miktex 2.7. Then I went back to version 
2.5 which works fine both under Tiger and Leopard.

> Before people invest too much time attempting to mix mpm with MacTeX: 
> mpm (MikTeX's Package Manager) isn't intended to work with TeXLive and 
> in the long run may cause inconsistencies inside a TeXlive installation, 
> depending on where you instruct it to put updated packages (say 
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist, or /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local, 
> or ~/Library/texmf), with updates to TeXLive replacing or not the 
> package updates installed by mpm.

The combination of mpm with gwtex always worked perfect for me.

> In email exchanges on the MacTeX mailing list, Karl Berry, one of the 
> chief TeXLive architects, has advocated several times against mixing mpm 
> with TeXLive. Actually, the TeXLive team has been working on a new 
> infrastructure and tool to make interim package updates for TeXLive, 
> pretty much the same way as mpm does but compatible with TeXLive. The 
> work isn't finished yet, but it's hoped to be in place for this year's 
> TeXLive release (whenever that might be).

I think this is a very relevant development in the tex-on-mac scene, but 
until it materializes I would nevertheless suggest to go for mpm if you 
want to keep your tex distribution somewhat up to date.

Best regards


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