[OS X TeX] Annoying behavior in TeXShop 2.18

Wendy McKay wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Mon Sep 1 16:51:37 EDT 2008

Please check all the links on http://www.tug.org/mactex/

The installer information you need is the link: The MacTeX Installer
-> http://www.tug.org/mactex/2008/theinstaller.html


On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Dr. Clea F. Rees wrote:

> I notice that the new MacTeX includes various things which were
> previously packaged separately and/or handled differently. For example,
> Ghostscript and ImageMagick.
> This prompts a couple of questions (trying to satisfy my curiosity in the 
> absence of an installer to dissect):
> 1.	Will the installer overwrite installations in /usr/local?
> Related...
> 2.	What, if anything, will the installer install and/or delete in 
> /usr/local _outside_ of /usr/local/texlive/2008?
> 3.	Is it possible/advisable to configure the installation to use
> existing installations of these associated utilities rather than
> installing its own?
> I'm assuming the installer will not touch the contents of
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local but it seems worth asking:
> 4.	Is that a safe assumption?
> I'm guessing the installer will also leave /usr/local/texlive/2007
> alone but am not sure:
> 5.	Is that correct?
> Possibly not a matter for MacTeX/texlive...
> 6.	What is the current status/likely future of gtamacfonts?
> 7.	Is anybody extending it/interested in extending it?
> If anybody can help satisfy my curiosity, that'd be great. Otherwise,
> I'll just have to be patient...
> - cfr

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