** Downloading **
The MacTeX-2012 package can be obtained over the internet for free by clicking on the following link:
This link points to a "multiplexer" site which parcels out requests to various up-to-date CTAN mirrors. Occasionally users have trouble getting the package from this multiplexer. In that case, choose a specific mirror on this mirror page.
2.1G - 01 July 2012
Was the download successful?
There is an easy way to check that your download was successful. Run Apple's Terminal application in /Applications/Utilities. After the prompt, type the command
and add a space at the end. Then drag and drop the file MacTeX.pkg to the Terminal window to complete the command. Push Return.
- openssl md5
The Mac will compute an "md5 checksum". This sum should be:
What to do if the Checksum is bad
Many users report trouble after downloading with Google Chrome,
and possibly other browsers. We strongly recommend downloading with
Safari. Users with problems also report success after downloading
via the torrent network.
What to do if the Installation Succeeds but TeX Doesn't Work
In this case, read the questions and answers in the
Asked Questions page on "getting or installing MacTeX"