MiKTeX for Mac is distributed as a disk image (
.dmg) file. If you double click the disk image file, you will see a Finder window:
To install MiKTeX, simply drag the MiKTeX icon onto the
Applications shortcut icon. This will install the
MiKTeX Console application and essential support files (executables, frameworks, configuration files).
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Before you can use MiKTeX, you have to finish the setup. Click the
MiKTeX Console icon in Launchpad to start MiKTeX Console:
Now is the time to make a decision:
Do you want to set up a private (for you only) TeX installation, or do you want to set up a shared (system-wide) TeX installation?
You probably want to choose the first option.
The second option makes sense if you are the administrator of a multi-user system. If this is the case and if you expect that some of your users would like to work with MiKTeX, then you should install MiKTeX system-wide.
Click one of the two buttons if you have made your decision.
If you have just installed MiKTeX, then you have the option to upgrade your installation to a standard TeX system. Just click the
Upgrade button. Please be aware that this starts a ~200MB download.
Alternatively, you can turn on the auto-install feature and let MiKTeX install missing packages on-the-fly. This will help you to keep your TeX installation as minimal as possible (“Just enough TeX”).
luatex have been installed in
~/bin. This folder is usually not in the search path for executables, i.e., two additional steps might be necessary:
~/bindirectory to the environment variable
PATH(see here, for details).
You can remove MiKTeX completely from your system. To do so, open a Terminal window and run these commands:
miktexsetup cleanupto remove MiKTeX files which have been created in your home directory
sudo miktexsetup --shared=yes cleanupto remove MiKTeX files which have been created outside your home directory
sudo rm -fr /Applications/MiKTeX Console.appto remove the application files