[tex-live] mactex installer overwrites excalibur dictionaries

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Sun Mar 25 17:53:14 CEST 2018


We thank Sven for his bug report on the tlpretest Mac installer, which will be fixed.

Just a word to other Mac people, who read with some alarm that the installer "overwrote" personal files in /Applications/TeX. The Apple software which does the hard work of unpacking the distribution does not overwrite extra user files it doesn't recognize. Sven's problem was caused by a postinstall script I wrote which attempted to clean up /Applications/TeX and wasn't as careful as Apple. Just cleanup operations are very rare in MacTeX, for reasons that the current example makes clear.

Dick Koch

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