Post by Peter Flynn
Right. But it doesn't install TeXShop; or at least, I couldn't find it
anywhere, and Spotlight had never heard of it. It seems a little odd to
install TeX and no editor on an end-user-oriented distribution...
Inside the mactex folder on the DVD there is a MacTeX-Install folder. The
MacTeX-Install folder gives the complete instructions for running Stage 1 and
the Stage 2. To run Stage 2 just double click the MacTeX install Part 2.pkg
and follow the directions. It will install the rest, including a TeX folder
in /Applications. The TeX folder contains all the GUI applications, including
By the way, the first things to do after the install is to run TeX Live
Utility to update TeX Live 2017 to the latest versions of packages, etc. Then
open TeXShop and update it (there have been several updates since the release
of MacTeX-2017) using the TeXShop->Check for Updates… menu item. After that
you can update BibDesk, etc., at your leisure.