[OS X TeX] ntheorem is out fishing

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Sat May 29 01:49:07 EDT 2004

Well I am sort of glad you are not using ntheorem and thus "can't say 
more" as I already feel guilty about the huge amount you wrote. So, 
thanks a lot. Here it is kind of late and I don't want to be pressed for 
time when I do it so I will leave it for tomorrow and I shall report. 
Success, I am sure.
In the meantime, bonne nuit et à bientôt.

Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 28 mai 04, à 23:01, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>>  I looked up the Not so short and the Flynn. They mention a Local 
>> Guide supposed to come with "each Latex Installation" that I can't 
>> find either and the Latex Companion that I am going to buy Tuesday.
> The Local Guide is a concept from the early days of LaTeX, before the 
> invention of the personal computer, when every user was supposed to 
> work on a mainframe in an institution, university or company with a 
> system administrator taking care of installation and day-to-day 
> maintenance of LaTeX. The Local Guide was supposed to be the manual 
> written by the administrator, telling about all the peculiars of the 
> installation, about all the styles (now packages) available, and so 
> forth.
> The closest to this in a (La)TeX distribution nowadays, either 
> commercial or free, is the installation guide or manual written by the 
> creator of the distribution, I think. For teTeX, it would be 
> /Library/teTeX/share/texmf/doc/tetex/TETEXDOC.pdf, and also 
> /Library/teTeX/README.texmf.gwtex.txt and 
> /Library/teTeX/README.howtexfindsfiles.txt, etc.
>>  I finally asked Google which sent me to Göttingen and, yes, there it 
>> was and yes, there it still is, meanning I had no ides of what they 
>> meant by
>> Just get all ntheorem.dtx and ntheorem.ins and run "latex 
>> ntheorem.ins". This creates "ntheorem.sty", "ntheorem.std" and 
>> "ntheorem.drv". Copy/move them to suitable directories (where 
>> $TEXINPUTS will search for them). Then run "latex ntheorem.drv" 
>> thrice to get the documentation (you have to run it three times to 
>> get all references and generated lists right).
>>  It seems exactly what I need but could a gentle soul translate this 
>> for me? (I am running 10.3.3.)
> It works exactly as told, except for the $TEXINPUTS bit (the meaning 
> of $TEXINPUTS is explained in the above file 
> /Library/teTeX/README.howtexfindsfiles.txt, see also 
> /Library/teTeX/texmf.cnf).
> Let's suppose you got the files 00readme, ntheorem.dtx and 
> ntheorem.ins from CTAN and want to install ntheorem in your home 
> directory, in ~/Library/texmf:
> - Run LaTeX on ntheorem.ins. It will produce, out of ntheorem.dtx, the 
> files ntheorem.drv, ntheorem.std and ntheorem.sty (and also a 
> ntheorem.log, which isn't used).
> - Put ntheorem.sty and ntheorem.std inside ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/, 
> for example inside ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ntheorem/. That's the 
> only really necessary bit.
> - If you're interested by docs, run LaTeX on ntheorem.drv (TeXShop 
> won't accept to LaTeX this file, you'll have to rename it to 
> ntheorem.tex, say, beforehand) thrice (once to create a .toc -- table 
> of contents -- file, twice to incorporate the content of this file 
> into ntheorem.pdf, and thrice to update the page numbers which may 
> have changed because of the inclusion).
> - Put the doc files ntheorem.pdf and 00readme inside 
> ~/Library/texmf/doc/latex/, for example inside 
> ~/Library/texmf/doc/latex/ntheorem. It doesn't affect at all the 
> running of LaTeX, it's just to put these files at a place where you 
> can find them easily in the future.
> Regarding the complicated directory structure of TeX, more can be 
> found in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/help/tds.dvi (drag this 
> file onto the Desktop, then onto TeXShop which will convert it to PDF 
> and preview it).
> I don't use ntheorem myself, thus I can't say more. The above 
> instructions are not specific to it, that's more-or-less the procedure 
> to install any LaTeX package which is not already built-in in your 
> LaTeX distribution.
> Hope this helps,
> Bruno Voisin
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