[OS X TeX] Question about recent i-installer run

Adam M. Goldstein adam.goldstein at jhu.edu
Thu Dec 21 13:08:42 EST 2006

I installed TeX and related programs on a research collaborator's  
Intel iMac recently (Monday), and it all works fine; except, there  
was one curiosity: no link to texmf was provided in the user's  
library file. I usually look there for local files such as .bst files  
and .sty files. Now, looking at my own install, which is almost as  
recent, but an upgrade from previous installs, I note that there is a  
texmf folder in my Library folder, but not a link to one. On the  
recent install, I hunted down a texmf folder somewhere else in the  
file hierarchy in gwTeX that seemed to work (i.e, my ), particularly  
after I ran texhash. (By "work," I mean, I could put my custom .bst  
files in there, and bibtex could find them).

So, back to the install on my co-worker's machine, if I just create a  
folder called "texmf" in \Users\MyUserName\Library, I should expect  
Bibtex and LaTeX to find the files in there? (Suppose I create .. 
\texmf\bibtex\bst and ..\texmf\bibtex\bib and ..\texmf\tex\latex and  
put the appropriate files in each.)

I apologize for the spottiness of the information about my setup in  
this email. I don't have direct access to the computer in question  
just now.

I also apologize is this is a "RTFM" or RTFReadme" question, but  
after having followed various discussions on the list, searched the  
archive, etc., etc., I am still not clear on what I ought to do.


-Adam G.
Dr. Adam M. Goldstein
adam <dot> goldstein <at> jhu.edu

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