[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Thu Sep 4 19:10:32 EDT 2008

On Sep 4, 2008, at 6:36 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Dr. Clea F. Rees  
> <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:
>> My custom install went very smoothly with the MacTeX installer.
>> I wanted to install the TeX Live Manager and I used the package from
>> /Applications/TeX/Utilities/TeX\ Live\ Manager to attempt this.
> TeXLive Manager is installed by MacTeX2008 (or TeXLive2008) and it
> runs from terminal:
> type
> %tlmgr --help
> The package in this directory installs Tk module for Perl which
> provides X11 hookup for tlmgr
> (and for texdoctk)
> Run X11 and type in terminal
> %tlmgr --gui

Feeling a little foolish---I installed the new TL/mactex without any  
problems and it works wonderfully---the command line tlmgr works too-- 
but I am not seeing the package that Clea R is referring to in my / 
Applications/Tex/... folder. In fact I don't that the "utilities"  
folder at all. I didn't install any of the GUI tools such as TeXShop  
since I already have those . . . perhaps I unwittingly also failed to  
install the TK module as well, in doing the custom install? I've  
looked at both the "extras" and the "MacTeX additions" installers, but  
no Tk.

So, where is the Tk module in MacTeX 2008--should I get the whole  
distribution again and start over? What option to I pick in doing the  

Or maybe there's a Tk binary out there somewhere, or something I could  
compile from source---not knowing much about Tk, I don't even know  
where to begin.

TIA to all who consider this request which seems to me must have an  
obvious answer, don't know why I can't see it myself.

Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
agoldstein at iona.edu
a.m.goldstein at mac.com
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Dept of Philosophy
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