[OS X TeX] font install July 6

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Jul 8 11:13:37 EDT 2005

Le 8 juil. 05 à 16:23, Charles Chapman Pugh a écrit :

> 4. I'm not clear about when the suggestion of going to the terminal  
> window and typing 'sudo rehash' should be done, and what it's  
> intended to accomplish.

It's "sudo texhash", not "sudo rehash".

This instruction must be used after modifying the content of /usr/ 
local/teTeX. All TeX-related binaries search files:

(1) First inside ~/Library/texmf/ directly,

(2) Afterwards inside /usr/local/teTeX/share/, but not by searching  
the directories directly: instead, for speeding up the process, a  
database /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ls-R is used. "sudo  
texhash" is the instruction for updating this database.

That's why, if you add something inside ~/Library/texmf it's taken  
into account immediately, while if you add something inside /usr/ 
local/teTeX/ you have to run "sudo texhash" before the addition is  
taken into account.

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