[OS X TeX] mactex pretest

John Collins jcc8 at psu.edu
Fri Mar 16 08:52:34 EDT 2018

On 3/16/18 8:27 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Mar 16, 2018, at 7:23 AM, André Valentin <ajj47.valentin at orange.fr> wrote:
>> On mar, 16 2018, John Milner wrote:
>>> Did you start the TexLive utility and select the 2018 distribution? There
>>> are symbolic links that need to be set. I also recommend updating (you need
>>> to set the pretest repository). There were several updates. All works as
>>> expected on my MacBook Pro under High Sierra.
>> Yes I did start TLU and select the 2018 distribution, and I updated from http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/
>> TeXShop gets stuck on my test file and I’ve the same error message on the command line: "Illegal instruction: 4"
>> Perhaps my iMac is too old? (I ‘ve Xcode installed, if this matters)
> Howdy,
> I'll try to find a local system still using El Capitan (macOS 10.11.*) which should still be supported this year and install there. I'll get back to you.

For what it's worth, I've just installed the 2018 pretest under El 
Capitan 10.11.6, and I haven't seen a problem with any of the documents 
I've compiled so far.

John Collins

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