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

Oleg Kobchenko olegykj at yahoo.com
Mon May 22 00:05:56 EDT 2006

Thank you for the responses.
Where to copy is clear, as was shown in the Makefile.

But my question was, how to do it automatically.
For example, "skak" has three folder: doc, tex and
mf, "chessfss" has a "bundle" in *.ins files, which
first need to be latexed then put somewhere.

Also, if I just copy like that, how would I
uninstall a package?

Next, how to resolve dependecies between packages?

In MikTeX, it's all done behind the scenes.

Did anybody try the TeXLive DVD -- is this process
automated there?

--- Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> wrote:

> 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
> G

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