[tex-live] How to overwrite mactex 2008 with mactex 2009?

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Wed Jul 15 00:24:58 CEST 2009

On 07/14/09 15:02, "Reinhard Kotucha" <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> On 14 July 2009 Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
>> It'll overwrite an existing ghostscript installed in /usr/local,
>> but I think you'd still be left with
>> /usr/local/share/ghostscript/8.61 (or whatever the previously
>> installed version was).
> TeX Live never touches /usr/local/share/ghostscript.  If MacTeX does,
> decide yourself whether it's a bug or a feature.  IMO it's a bug.

Not a bug.  MacTeX includes several optional components, including
ghostscript 8.64.  If the user chooses to install ghostscript, it installs
to /usr/local, and corresponding files (e.g., /usr/local/bin/gs) are
overwritten.  If a previous version had /usr/local/share/ghostscript/8.61,
the new version installs /usr/local/share/ghostscript/8.64 and leaves the
8.61 directory in place.

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