LaTeX install guide?

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  1. Kalixa macrumors member

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    Can someone please give me a guide of how to get a fully featured (la)tex installation working on mac os x. This is, and editor compiler, automatic package installation. I have tried to install something called gwtex, but I can't seem to get it working. So I would really appriciate if I could get some help.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Kalixa thread starter macrumors member

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    When mounting the .dmg, I get the error seen in the image which I uploaded.

    Does anyone know why this happens?

    Edit:
    Apparantely I can't upload .tiff files. So I will just convert it.
     
  3. Kalixa thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, here it is:
     

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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It appears that you have accidentally associated .dmg disk image files with QuickTime. Associate them with either Disk Utilities or DiskImageMounter instead.
     
  5. Kalixa thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, that doesn't seem to be the case. Because, I can mount other .dmg files just fine.

    Btw, I tried re-downloading the file, still same problem.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    According to http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-25005.html it may be because you're using some spiffy downloader on the file. So you might want to try a different download technique, possibly different browser.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I just downloaded the 722 MB MacTeX.dmg disk image file with no problems. I have two recommendations:

    1. Open the .dmg file in Disk Utilities and try to repair it.

    2. Restart your Mac in Single-User Mode:
    a. Restart.
    b. While starting up, press the "S" key.
    c. At the command prompt, type fsck -fy. This runs file system check.
    d. When you get back the command prompt, type exit or logout.
     
  9. Kalixa thread starter macrumors member

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    I really doubt that this is the case. I have tried downloading the file, both from firefox, cocoawget and safari.
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Not to put too fine a point on things, but your problem is local to your setup. That is where the fix will have to be applied.
     

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