[OS X TeX] How to remove MacTex-2008 ?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 15 15:04:04 EST 2009

On Nov 15, 2009, at 1:21 PM, Luís Vitório Cargnini wrote:

> Hi I installed the MacTex-2009. 
> Now, how to remove the 2008  version ?
> Thanks, Vitorio.


Basically almost all the files for MacTeX(TeX Live)-2008 are in sub-folders of /usr/local/texlive/2008/. The simplest thing to do is to trash that folder (and all of its sub-folders). Unfortunately, the Finder keeps the /usr/ folder invisible so you can't get there by simply clicking. Use the Finder->Go->Go to Folder... Menu item, enter the path /usr/local/texlive and press return; you should see all the folders there. Put the 2008 folder into the trash (you will need to give your admin password).

There may be a few more kB around but that is almost everything.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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