[OS X TeX] TeX Live 2015 and MacTeX-2015

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Wed Jul 15 13:08:00 EDT 2015

On Jul 15, 2015, at 1:05 PM, Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:

>> sudo ln -s /Library/TeX/Distributions/Programs/texbin /Library/TeX/texbin
>> sudo echo “/Library/TeX/texbin” > /etc/paths.d/TeX
> These should work. I haven’t tried them myself, particularly the
> second one, so it would be useful to check and make sure
> that afterward /etc/paths.TeX contains
> /usr/texbin
> /Library/TeX/texbin
> with a line feed after both items.

No, the command I gave will not yield that result.  But now I’m confused. Don’t we want to replace /usr/texbin in the path altogether, since there is no /usr/texbin link after upgrading?

The command I gave will replace the existing path (/usr/texbin) with the new path (/Library/TeX/texbin)


>> And then change their GUIs to /Library/TeX/texbin
>> Is this correct?
> Yes.
>> (and the trick about moving the contents of /usr/local to somewhere local before updating would also be useful for those upgrading to El Capitan from pre-Yosemite OS versions.)
> I installed on a blank partition, but reports from others suggest that the trick is still
> needed. However, there is still a lot of time in the beta period, so my advice would
> be to stay tuned.
> Dick
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