[tex-live] Help with TeXLive

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Sep 30 23:41:48 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-30 at 10:01:08 -0700, Richard Koch wrote:

 > Folks,
 > I cannot let this go by. unanswered.
 > Karl Berry wrote "For the record, proTeXt is not 
 > related to TeX Live. It installs MikTeX plus a few extra tools.
 > Rather like the relationship of MacTeX and TL."
 > Actually, not at all like the relationship of MacTeX and TL,
 > MacTeX installs an unaltered full version of TeX Live.
 > It just adds a few extra pieces like Ghostscript, convert
 > from Image Magick, and some GUI apps so that everything
 > is configured and ready to use.

Dear Dick,
I think that proTeXt and MacTeX are comparable in the sense that both
provide an unaltered TeX system (MacTeX installs TeX Live and proTeXt
installs MiKTeX) and both add some extra tools like Ghostscript.

I don't see any discrepancy in Karl's statement.


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