[OS X TeX] TeXLive2008's iso image

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Sep 4 10:48:04 EDT 2008

On Sep 4, 2008, at 9:35 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 4 sept. 08 à 16:10, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
>> In MacTeX 2008 I found:
>> 	/usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/installer/lzma/lzma.universal-darwin
>> 	/usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/installer/lzma/lzmadec.universal- 
>> darwin
> OK. I imagine that's used by tlmgr (TeX Live Manager) behind the  
> scene to update and install additional packages.
>> The installation of TeX Live works via scripts and supporting  
>> utilities and data files. To me it's only natural to assume that  
>> the installer will have all it needs to install TeX Live on a disk  
>> from a disk image.
> Unless I've misunderstood something, there's still something of a  
> paradox here, as it's assumed you've already an installation of TeX  
> Live (of this tlpkg directory) in order to be able to install TeX  
> Live with it.
> Bruno


I also believe the object was to install TeX Live 2008 directly from  
the ISO DVD Image rather than by using MacTeX 2008.

If I understand correctly it is to avoid the installation of files  
under /etc/ (at least with OS X 10.5.x) to add the symbolic link to  
the PATH and MANPATH variables. In Tiger and Panther that would  
actually change files in /etc/. Under Leopard I see no problem with  
doing this since one need only delete the extra files but I think it's  
more philosophic than real.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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