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

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Mon May 22 03:35:10 EDT 2006

On 5/22/06, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

> "Double-clicking a MiKTeX icon will download that file to and extract
> it to the location of your choosing, if you enable the feature in
> TCOBrowser's Preferences.  You are on your own if you use this
> feature to install packages, and I take no responsibility if you
> break your TeX install.  Be aware that packages may be out-of-date or
> incompatible with existing installation files, and that you need to
> manually update them.  The main idea behind this feature is to make
> it simple to install an odd package or two in a local texmf tree, not
> to provide versioning and dependency checking."
> Other than that, the normal procedure on OS X is installing stuff
> manually at the appropriate places. An alternative is writing a
> script, as you did, but IMHO I find it faster to do the manual
> install than to write the script.

I personally find it faster to use the MiKTeX Package Manager for
*nix, which also allows for updating and uninstall. And yes, I know I
keep talking about but that's because it works very well! :-)

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