[OS X TeX] Unavailability of ImageMagick through Gerben Wierda's i-Installer

Pierfranco Minsenti pierfranco.minsenti at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 12:55:43 EDT 2008


thank you for the explanation about the issues behind the i-Installer
packages unavailability. The problem is that in the case support for
i-Installer were to be discontinued it is not still clear how, when and by
which application its features could be replaced.

2008/9/2 Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at me.com>

> Le 2 sept. 08 à 16:34, Pierfranco Minsenti a écrit :
>  following the debate about MacTex 2008 and ImageMagick I point out to a
>> current problem with the installation (or the updating) of ImageMagick
>> through Gerben Wierda's i-Installer. If you click on Install a message
>> appears saying: Remote package unavailable. The remote package is currently
>> being updated. Please try again later.
>> The same happened one month ago, I don't know what happened before. So the
>> question is: when is ImageMagick planned to be available again through
>> Gerben Wierda's i-Installer?
> The future of i-Installer and the i-Packages is a bit uncertain at this
> stage. Last I heard from Gerben, at the end of July, he had  migrated
> completely his hardware to Leopard and, after some trials, had concluded
> that it was practically impossible to compile for Tiger on Leopard. The
> result was that i-Installer and the i-Packages would support 10.5 only, and
> fearing that this would mean the end of their usefulness for many Mac users
> Gerben was thinking about retiring i-Installer and the i-Packages
> alltogether.
> For more accurate and up-to-date answers I'd advise contacting Gerben
> directly (he's no longer monitoring this list regularly).
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