[OS X TeX] Re: Installing a package on Mac-TeX

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sun May 21 20:56:59 EDT 2006

On May 22, 2006, at 02:44, John Burt wrote:

> 1. Download the package and expand the tar or zip file.
> 2. Move the package to somewhere on your texinputs search path. 
> Mac-TeX makes several texmf trees, some of which will be overwritten 
> if you upgrade Mac-TeX, and others will be left alone. You want to put 
> the file in one of the latter. The best place is in the texmf folder 
> that is in Home/library. I put my packages in a directory which has a 
> path like this Home/Library/texmf/tex/latex/mypackages.

/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local for stuff you want to share with 
other users (recommended).

> 3. From the terminal, issue the command texhash.

Normally not needed for ~/Library/texmf


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