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

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon May 22 04:04:54 EDT 2006

Le 22 mai 06 à 09:35, Morten Høgholm a écrit :

> 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! :-)

Thanks for mentioning this, I had forgotten about it!

Could you report on your experience at compiling and using it? The  
instructions for compilation in the included README mention libcurl  
should be present and recent enough:

> It is required that libCURL is installed and usable, i.e.,
>     curl-config --version
> should output a line similar to this:
>     libcurl 7.11.1

which seems to be the case at least on Tiger 10.4.6:

legimc11:~ brunovoisin$ which curl-config
legimc11:~ brunovoisin$ curl-config --version
libcurl 7.13.1

Some other libraries are mentioned:

> The package depends on the availability of pthreads libraries and
> header files.

though I've no idea what this means.

Another question is compatibility with the design of gwTeX, namely  
with the use of /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ and ~/Library/ 
texmf/. IIRC you're using a custom TeXLive-base design, isn't it?  
Given the explanations in the README:

> The configure script uses kpsewhich(1) (if available) to find existing
> TEXMF trees.  The package manager will install packages in the local
> TEXMF tree ($TEXMFLOCAL).  You can explicitly specify your prefered
> installation directory by setting the variable MIKTEX_INSTALLROOT.
> For example, to make your home TEXMF the installation directory, run
> configure like this:
>     ./configure MIKTEX_INSTALLROOT=/home/users/me/texmf

it seems /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ (made $TEXMFLOCAL by / 
Library/teTeX/texmf.cnf) is used by default, and that you can use ./ 
configure to set MIKTEX_INSTALLROOT to ~/Library/texmf if you so prefer.

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