[OS X TeX] MacPorts and MacTeX

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Mon Dec 20 17:25:05 EST 2010


I'm thinking about installing some software (specifically shibboleth)  
using MacPorts to save me the trouble of building all the dependencies  
by hand.  I have MacTeX installed on the machine, and crucially need  
command line access to tex binaries, so I need to be sure that there  
will be no interference between MacPorts and MacTeX (or know how to  
eliminate it.)  My last foray into using Fink a long time ago caused  
more problems than it solved, and ever since I've been generally  
happier building the few unix based binaries that I need myself, but  
for this job, MacPorts looks like it will save me a lot of time.

I know that some of you successfully run both MacTeX and MacPorts.   
Are there any pitfalls that I need to watch out for, or tricks that  
will make everything work smoothly?



Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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