I have a MacBook Pro and I want to update my Tex Live. The MacTeX download page is strongly recommending to use Safari.

I had a problem with my Safari a few days back and now I am using Chrome as a browser. Is it OK to go ahead with the installation? I am not a very tech person so didn't want to mess up here.


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I have installed it. Now what should i do next? Will my TexMaker identify it automatically?Now when I run my TexMaker I see following in my log file

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So my version has been updated. right? And so I should be following standard procedure to add citation sin my beamer presentation.

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    I don't use Safari. Maybe Safari can resume downloads. Since the file is quite big, if you loose Internet connection... But go on and just download the file.
    – Sigur
    Aug 19, 2015 at 14:11
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    As @krnk suggests, you can use the process detailed in the FAQ to see if the download went fine. If it did, you should not have any troubles with it.
    – Habi
    Aug 19, 2015 at 14:32
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    Safari works better with large files. You can't do anything wrong if you continue with chrome. If it doesn't work, use safari just for the download. Aug 19, 2015 at 15:36
  • Have you tried TeXMaker to see? Wouldn't that be quicker? But, yes, since it relies on symbolic links, it should be fine. Use the Preference Pane MacTeX installs to double-check which edition is active if in doubt.
    – cfr
    Aug 20, 2015 at 0:58
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Safari is recommended as experience from a range of users suggests it has fewer issues with the download than other browsers. However, there is nothing to preclude downloading with Chrome, Firefox or even curl. Try with your favoured browser and if this leads to a corrupt download then try Safari. (Or of course if your favoured browser is Safari, use that and report any issues to the TeX on Mac OS mailing list.)

  • pssst.. in OSX, instead of wget, one would use curl as it comes shipped-in.
    – morbusg
    Dec 22, 2016 at 15:50
  • @morbusg Corrected (it's CW anyway ...): I've not tried either, just assumed that being Unix-based there would be wget - obviously I was wrong
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 22, 2016 at 16:08

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