[OS X TeX] How to safely discard and old distribution

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 15 08:06:20 EDT 2010

On Sep 15, 2010, at 4:33 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> Hi
> I have been using mactex 2009 very successfully for about a year, and have just installed mactex 2010, which so far appears to be working great. My TeX distribution preference pane now has 4 options, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2010-64 bit (the one I am using currently).
> It is time for me to erase mactex 2008, which I have kept but not used since I installed mactex 2009, and I don't feel any need to keep on my hard drive any longer.
> Can I can just erase /usr/local/texlive/2008 or is there a different proper procedure for doing this?
> Luis Sequeira


That removes the major portion and is what I have done in the past. There is more information (for removing everything --- not necessary in your case --- at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/uninstalling.html>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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