[OS X TeX] Where to put package?

Axel E.Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Thu Dec 16 22:17:19 EST 2004

On Dec 16, 2004, at 8:28 PM, John B.Thoo wrote:

> Hi.  I'm sorry if this is a FAQ.  I have teTeX installed with Fink.   
> If I want to add packages (.sty file), do I add them to
> /sw/etc/texmf.local/   or   /sw/share/texmf-local/   or  ???
> so that they don't get clobbered when teTeX is updated?

I don't use Fink's teTeX, but here is an answer from Richard Cobbe  
(Wed, 24 Nov 2004)

msg16980.html )

> Fink's tetex installation is configured to look for packages in two
> places besides the original installation tree: /sw/share/texmf-local  
> for
> system-wide installation and $HOME/Library/texmf for single-user-only
> installation.  (See the settings for TEXMFLOCAL and HOMETEXMF in
> /sw/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf for the actual configuration options.)
> TeTex expects a particular directory structure under these two
> locations; this parallels the structure that you can find in
> /sw/share/texmf.  Bits of it are documented in the UK tex FAQ,  
> available
> at <http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes>; some of
> the rest can be found in the TeTex documentation installed on your
> system.
> Wherever you put it, remember to run "texconfig rehash" after the
> installation; you may need to do that as root.
> Richard

Best regards,


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