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

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Sun Nov 15 16:41:25 EST 2009

On 16/11/2009, at 9:04 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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.
> Howdy,
> 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.

I find > sudo rm -Rv /usr/local/texlive/2008/ in the Terminal is easier.


Alan T Litchfield
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