[Tex/LaTex] After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one


MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?

Best Answer

Just go to the /usr/local/texlive folder: do Command-Alt-G from the Finder and type /usr/local/texlive in the box

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You'll be presented with folders named texmf-local, 2013 and 2014:

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(I still have the 2012 version for testing).

Drag the 2013 folder to the trashcan; the system will ask for an Administrator password. Empty the trash. End of MacTeX 2013.

Don't touch the texmf-local folder!

Be sure to do this only when you're sure that your current projects compile properly with the new version. If you don't have disk space problems, leave the old version where it is: with the TeX Distribution control panel you can switch among the available distributions.

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