[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

C.M. Connelly cmc at math.hmc.edu
Wed Oct 21 21:44:41 CEST 2009

"ZW" == Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>

    >> One of the cool features on Mac OS X is the way that you
    >> can switch TeX systems via a preference pane, and a couple
    >> of symlinks get redirected and everything works.

    ZW> You can easily achieve it if you do not creates symlinks
    ZW> when installing TL. If you leave PATH intact, teTeX will
    ZW> be used. If you put TLxxxx to the beginning of your PATH,
    ZW> TLxxxx will be used. You can do it in your profile, in the
    ZW> command line in your terminal, in your script. In my
    ZW> office computer I have TL 2007, 2008 and 2009 and I can
    ZW> switch between them, I can have different TL in each
    ZW> terminal (I have deleted the old versions of TL but I
    ZW> could have all historical versions if I wished). And I can
    ZW> remove TL from PATH and then teTeX will be used. Do not
    ZW> create symlinks and everything can be done.

Yes, that's pretty much exactly what I've done -- the shell
startup scripts look to see what's available and set up the PATH

For my own account, which doesn't use the central startup files, I
can switch between the installs by changing my PATH by hand.  I'm
sure I could also write some little scripts to change people's
PATHs, but it's not that big a deal right now.


  Claire Connelly                              cmc at math.hmc.edu
  Systems Administrator                          (909) 621-8754
  Department of Mathematics                 Harvey Mudd College
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