[OS X TeX] Uninstalling an earlier installation
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Dec 29 09:02:10 EST 2011
On Dec 29, 2011, at 7:44 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 28, 2011, at 10:07 PM, Don Green Dragon wrote:
>> Hello All,
>>>> This local extension to the (yearly) TeX Live/Mac TeX installation is optional. I think even if it has been removed it was recreated by the new installation. You can check in a shell, for example in Terminal:
>>>> ls -l /usr/local/texlive
>>>> du -sh /usr/local/texlive/*
>>>> The first command will list "branches" of TeX Live/Mac TeX, the latter will determine the disk usage of these branches.
>> After reading the above, I did
>> doncarvel:~$ du -sh /usr/local/texlive/*
>> 2.0G /usr/local/texlive/2009
>> 3.0G /usr/local/texlive/2010
>> 2.8G /usr/local/texlive/2011
>> 4.0K /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
>> In view of the fact that I'm using MacTeX 2011 and TeXShop 2.43 without any problems, I assume there should be no problems with deleting
>> and thereby saving some 5.0GB. Right?
>> Don Green Dragon
>> fergdc at Shaw.ca
> That will work just fine. I'd first make sure that you are, in fact, using the TeX Live 2011 by checking the System Preferences->TeX Distribution preference pane.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
Oh, one more thing. There is a web page about un-installing a TeX Distribution on the MacTeX web site, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/2011/uninstalling.html>.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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