[OS X TeX] Updating MacTeX 2011 (Was: MacTeX 2012 status)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 8 10:00:13 EDT 2012

On Jul 8, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Joseph Wright wrote:

> On 08/07/2012 14:43, Alberto Simões wrote:
>> Hey
>>> By the way, there have been some folks that said that tlmgr (or TeX Live Utility) updated their TeX Live 2011 to 2012. Don't Do That!. The updmap(-sys) in TeX Live 2012 operates differently than the version in TeX Live 2011 and could cause problems with future updates. simply download and install MacTeX-2012.
>>> Good Luck,
>> Should we try to remove MacTeX 2011, or just installing 2012 over should work?
>> What is the suggested approach?
>> Thanks
> Each installation is independent. I'd keep 2011 and add 2012. You never
> know when you might quickly want to switch back!
> --
> Joseph Wright


DON'T try to update TL2011 to TL2012 via tlmgr!!! The updmap(-sys) structure has changed between TL2011 and TL2012 and while things appear to work there could be a problem at a later date.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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