some port was "nice" enough to remove TeX w/o my permission

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Aug 4 11:45:27 PDT 2012

On Aug 4, 2012, at 07:24, Jim Graham <spooky130u at> wrote:

> I just went to run TeX on a file I'll be needing Monday morning for a
> medical appointment, and much to my surprise, TeX is no longer installed
> on my system.  I seem to recall, while installing Gimp, that it at least
> checked to see if TeX was installed.  Could Gimp's install have been so
> evil as to uninstall TeX against my wishes?

I really don't think so… *installing* a port should not *uninstall* any other ports. *Upgrading* a port *could* uninstall old versions of dependencies, *if* you used the "-u" flag when upgrading to indicate that you wanted that to happen.

Were you using the "texlive" ports from MacPorts, or had you installed MacTeX or some other means of installing TeX outside of MacPorts?

> And while I'm here, which variant loads all of the Computer Modern fonts,
> but none of the non-English docs, etc.?  I don't even care about the
> English docs---I've got The TeXbook (from ca. 1986), TeX By Topic, and
> The METAFONTbook, so I'm pretty well covered there.  :-)

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