[OS X TeX] Questions about updating

R Martinez rm.tech at mac.com
Sun Jul 19 16:09:26 EDT 2009


I last updated my full LaTex/TeX distribution in early 2008. Engine  
files such as latexmk.engine are dated 10/07. I have since followed up  
by updating TeXShop regularly; I use version 2.25.

My current installation seems to work fine. But I've been reading on  
the list that there have been significant changes in the more recent  
distributions. So I'm wondering if it is time to bite the bullet and  
update the full distribution.

I regularly read the list and have seen a fair amount of traffic  
relating post-update problems, so I have been hesitant to update lest  
I break something.

Although many helpful posts have been published addressing various  
installation/update issues, I haven't seen one comprehensive post  
that: (1) recommends updating, and (2) identifies potential pitfalls   
with the update.

If I were to update, I would prefer to keep my current distribution in  
its current state for a while until I am sure that the new  
distribution is working for me.

I will appreciate (and hopefully others do also) if the experts out  
there can provide recommendations and suggestions about updating.

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.5.7.

Thanks in advance.

Raul Martinez

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