[OS X TeX] Preference Pane 151 in MacTeX-2011

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Fri Jul 29 15:31:11 EDT 2011


When you switch to an old distribution in the TeX Dist Pref Pane in MacTeX-2011,
the switch appears to work, but then your GUI program cannot find the
TeX binaries. In a previous email message, and then in a new page on the MacTeX
web page, I explained how to fix this problem.

Unfortunately, I didn't test switching between 32 bit binaries and 64 bit binaries with
the Pane. If you try that now, you'll be sorry. The switch won't work, and you won't be
able to return to the original setting either.

I've concluded that Version 151 of the Preference Pane is hopelessly
broken. I have a very small install package which reverts the Preference Pane
to version 150, and fixes the damage that 151 caused. I hope to release this
package later this afternoon. In the meantime, if TeX works for you now, I do not
recommend changing anything with the Preference Pane.

Dick Koch

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