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Re: Can one retain ver 5.1 if downloading ver 6.0?

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  • Subject: [mg75866] Re: Can one retain ver 5.1 if downloading ver 6.0?
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 03:07:34 -0400 (EDT)

On 5/11/07 at 5:26 AM, murray at math.umass.edu (Murray Eisenberg)
wrote:

>You may also want to manage your mathpass files so as to keep separate
>versions, one for each version of Mathematica, in the respective
>Configuration\Licensing directories of the installation directories.

>Unless I recall wrongly, under Windows at least, Mathematica tries to
>put the mathpass file in the user's Documents and
>Settings\...\Application Data\Mathematica\Licensing directory.

It appears that something similar happens with Mac OS X. That is
when I checked the file /Library/Mathematica/mathpass it has
several entries.

>In the past I've had trouble when that happens, since when the new
>version was installed it prepended the new password information to the
>existing mathpass file there. This problem happened only when one or
>the other of the versions had an explicit expiration date.

I am not seeing any problem with using either version 5.2 or 6
as a result of the password information being appended. However,
I've not used a version of Mathematica that had an explicit
expiration date.
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