[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008; download sites and some answers

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 2 09:08:07 EDT 2008

On Sep 1, 2008, at 7:00 PM, N Shah wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Given that I use other parts of ImageMagick besides 'convert' and  
> that MacTeX 2008 (and, presumably 2009 going foward) don't include  
> those pieces, I've decided to install ImageMagick via MacPorts.   
> This is all well and good, MacTex need not install every useful but  
> not TeX related piece of software.
> When I do install MacTeX 2008 in a few days time it will not, as Dr.  
> Koch pointed out, replace the existing (MacTeX 2007) installation of  
> ImageMagick (or will it?).  Rather it will (I think) simply replace  
> 'convert' with the statically linked binary referred to in the  
> release notes.
> My question therefore is how do I uninstall the MacTeX 2007  
> ImageMagick so that it won't conflict with my soon-to-be-installed  
> MacPorts copy.  Normally, I'm able to figure out how to uninstall  
> stuff but ImageMagick with its many bits and pieces spread out over  
> many directories seems to a bit of a mystery.
> Uninstallation of unix software on my Mac has always perplexed me.   
> General guidance in that regard would also be appreciated.
> Thanks!
> - Nirav


The version of ImageMagick installed by MacTeX 2007 is the same as  
that installed by Gerben Wierda's i-Installer. He updated the i- 
Installer version of ImageMagick so the easiest the easiest way to  
update is simply to use i-Installer to install over the older version.  
If you want to remove the older version use i-Installer to remove the  
older version.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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