[OS X TeX] Re-installing MacTex 2007
owen at backspaces.net
Mon Jul 7 18:42:29 EDT 2008
I've got an existing install of TeX that I'd like to simplify/
upgrade. My /usr/local/texlive dir is dated July 20 2007.
Unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure how I made my initial install! I
*think* I used Gerben Wierda's TeX distribution.
Things look like:
- I have a system preference for TeX allowing me to switch
between gwTeX and TeXLive-2007.
- I have a TeX folder in /Applications with a single app,
"TeX Distribution Helper", which is the sys pane for
switching between TeX distros.
- I have an older MacTeX.dmg dated 7/20/07 722.1MB, but the
current MacTeX.dmg is dated 11/30/07, 744.4 MB.
- There's a version of i-package in my utilities dir, dated
July 20, 07
- /usr/local contains both gwTeX and texlive. The difference
in size is a bit surprising:
.. but this could be caused by different strategies in
use of Mac Frameworks and simlinks.
Things work in that I can use textmate to magically create pdf's from
a test document. I get errors with LaTeXiT, however, and cannot get
it to show any formula. I've checked LaTeXiT's install directories and
they appear to be correct.
So: I'd like to move to a simpler install. I'm certainly not a TeX
expert, I mainly use it for math typesetting. So I doubt I need
I *think* I simply need to remove the gwTeX distro, probably toss i-
package, remove the TeX Distribution Sys Prefs panel, and install the
latest MacTeX via the latest .dmg. Is this right? I ask because I've
been through some fairly difficult installs and would like this to all
More information about the MacOSX-TeX