creating MacTeX links to MacPorts TeXLive

Faisal Moledina faisal.moledina at
Sat Oct 9 13:06:22 PDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Andrea D'Amore <and.damore at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Faisal Moledina
> <faisal.moledina at> wrote:
>>The main
>> disadvantage that I see is that because MacPorts installs TeXLive
>> binaries in /opt/local/bin, when this TeX distribution is selected,
>> /usr/texbin would link to /opt/local/bin. Since /usr/texbin is
>> typically recommended to be prepended to $PATH, this would cause
>> issues for people who do not want MacPorts binaries to take precedence
>> over system ones (i.e. Perl).
> Check latest "messed up perl" discussion.

It was after I saw that discussion that prompted this as a potential
"issue". Thanks! I'll send it off to the MacTeX folk.


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