[OS X TeX] Installing mbboard (changed to TikZ stuff)
Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca
Mon Dec 9 14:09:16 EST 2013
Well, based primarily on what Pete advised, I think I’ve been able — «to stumble» would be more accurate — to update TeXLive to version 1.17, which, as you point out below, is the latest version. At least when the window
TeX Live Utility.app info
guy appears, it claims that the version is 1.17.
> On Dec 6, 2013, at 7:53 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> First, I hauled out «TeX Live Utility.app» and quickly it filled its window with all manner of data about ‘Updates’.
>> Then the ‘Packages’ button was clicked. Another torrent of data, so I looked for stuff about TikZ and found 13 entries, some of which were ‘Installed’ and others were 'Not installed’, six of the latter. Then I realized that the references seemed to be with respect to . . ./texlive/2012/. . . and there was a complaint about the 2013 version NOT being installed. I thought that would have been done when I set up MacTeX2013, but maybe not. Something asked if I wanted to upgrade to TeX Live 2013 and I replied YES.
> You can no longer update TeX Live 2012 using TeX Live Utility (or tlmgr). So, if there were updates they went to TeX Live 2013.
>> Anyway, I asked «TeX Live Utility.app» to install those six TikZ packages and I got some «Install Succeeded» messages, so that sounds good. In fact, those TikZ packages are now labelled ‘Installed’. :—)
>> As to «TeX Live Utility.app» the information panel says
>> Modified: Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 8:01 PM
>> which is fairly recent, but not today. The version number is 1.17.
> That's the most recent version.
and it appears that I have it now.
>> When I look for «tex live» with the Spotlight guy, the top hit is «TeXLive2012Changes.pdf» so that convinces me that I’m not up to date.
> That document is also for TeX Live 2013.
Did not know that. The best confirmation that I have — maybe!!! — is the «What is installed.pdf» file located in
which explicitly lists TeXLive-2013 as one of the sub packages that will be installed in «a default installation».
> Oh no! Please don't automatically install stuff!!!! You have now installed a TeX Live 2013 but not all the auxiliary stuff that MacTeX installs so that you don't have to set up PATH variables, etc
I realize that it must be frustrating as hell to deal with people as uninformed as I about the details of TeX installations, but …
The ‘old’ TeX Live Utility advised me that I was out of date and would I like to update. Upon replying YES I was taken to a site where various options for updating to TeX Live 2013 were offered. So I chose badly! If I had been aware of Pete’s advice, then I simply would have installed MacTex 2013 again. If I had been wiser, I would have chose more wisely. :—)
>> At this point, I’m so freaked out that I did a Restart. After the restart, I still cannot find any evidence that TeX Live 2103 is installed here. Went through the same process as noted above, but with respect to the prompt (1) answered `n’. That made no difference, same error message.
> ``Freaking'' usually leads to disaster since things are left in a completely unknown state.
I was the entity that was freaked out, the iMac, TeX and all appeared quite happy!
>> Anyway, in /usr/local/texlive/ I DO NOT have a 2013 folder, but I do have ones for 2011 and 2012.
>> My main concern is: Is TeXShop, LaTeX, and TeX still working? After a quick look at a 345 page doc, the answer appears to be Yes! :—)
> Yes... but which ones?
TeXShop is version 3.26, Operating System is Mavericks 10.9, and I assume that the versions of LaTeX and TeX would be those installed via that MacTeX2013.pkg installation, but I don’t know that.
I apologize to you and to others for taking up so much space, to solve something that had a simple solution. But for me, the solution was neither simple nor obvious.
don green dragon
fergdc at shaw.ca
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