[OS X TeX] MacTeX installer and man pages

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at iwu.edu
Fri Jul 21 12:41:35 EDT 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 11:08 AM, Chris Goedde wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just upgraded to Tiger and installed TeX and friends using the  
> latest MacTeX installer (very nice!). I need to look at the man  
> page for ps2pdf, so I opened the terminal and typed 'man ps2pdf'.  
> This gives the response 'No manual entry for ps2pdf'. However, if I  
> look in /usr/local/man/man1, I see ps2pdf.1, as I should. So  
> apparently, something (path setting or otherwise) is not getting  
> set for the man pages. What's the recommended way to do this?  
> Shouldn't this have been done automagically by the MacTeX installer?

Check the value of the MANPATH variable, by running: echo $MANPATH
Also, try to run instead: man 1 ps2pdf

I did not use the MacTeX installer, so I can't comment if that was  
supposed to happen there. But I did have to add the line: export  
to my .bash_profile

> Thanks.
> Chris Goedde


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