[OS X TeX] Building new LaTeX formats w/ OS X Textures

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Thu Jun 29 15:00:52 EDT 2006

Le 29 juin 06 à 10:34, J. McKenzie Alexander a écrit :

> I'm trying to build (or \dump) the most recent version of LaTeX to  
> use with OS X Textures.  I've downloaded the base directory from  
> CTAN but, after having unpacking and processed all the *.ins files,  
> I'm a bit stuck at what to do next.
> I've created an empty file in Textures, saved it to the 'base'  
> folder containing all the input files for LaTeX, switched the  
> typesetter to VirTeX, and then typed
> 	\input latex.ltx
> in the editor window.
> What I get is the following error message:

>> texsys.cfg specifies the current directory syntax to be
>> macro:->:
>> but this does not work on this system.
>> Remove texsys.cfg and restart.


> Am I doing something wrong?  If so, would someone please tell me  
> where I might find documentation on how to do this?

What happens is that your system believes it is working on a pre OSX  
system. which is quite normal: Textures was pre-OSX until very  
recently... What you have to do is modify texsys.cfg by uncommenting  
the line

% \def\@currdir{./}

found just after

% \subsection{UNIX (other)}

and comment out (if not already done) any line looking like

% \def\@currdir{:}

This should do the trick... That is I do not get any errors, only a  

Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

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