[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Packages release

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Oct 14 11:31:51 EDT 2005

On Oct 14, 2005, at 15:57, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Oct 14, 2005, at 8:52 AM, Chris Goedde wrote:
>> I'm a little confused by all this discussion. In the "old" gwTeX, you 
>> could put personal style files in ~/Library/texmf and TeX would 
>> automatically find them. Are you saying that this is no longer the 
>> case going forward (without command-line intervention)? Or are you 
>> only talking about font files and associated map files?
>> Chris Goedde
> Howdy,
> The search when using (La)TeX still follows the usual path so that 
> isn't a problem. As you suggested, it has to do with installing fonts 
> and creating format (.fmt) files.

To be precise, it has to do with configuring TeX. Think font maps, 
paper size, etc. System-wide configuration settings are available to 
all users. The ~/Library/texmf is available to each individual user.

The stuff in ~/Library/texmf (sty files etc) is still automatically 
found when you run TeX. It is just that if you *configure* TeX using 
the TeX i-Package it is ignored.


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