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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 22 07:35:20 EDT 2006

On May 21, 2006, at 11:05 PM, Oleg Kobchenko wrote:

> 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?


While it is still using the older (pre-chessfss) version of the skak  
package I put together a skaknew package a while ago which includes  
the skaknew type1 fonts (no need to install the mf fonts) and the  
skaknew.sty package is set to use those fonts. It also comes with  
instructions on where to put everything.

Once you have that installed and running it is fairly easy to know  
where to replace the old packages with the new ones. I tend to put  
all related packages in a single folder in the proper location; e.g.,  
chessfss.sty goes with skak.sty. Remember to call the new skak  
package with the skaknew option so it properly uses the type1 fonts.

You can get this from my download site, <http://homepage.mac.com/ 
herbs2/>, as MacSkakNew.zip. There is a related zipped folder up  
there, DropPgn2Ltx.zip, that has a dropscript for converting pgn  
files to skak(new) files.

One of these days I'll get around to replacing the MacSkakNew.zip  
with one with the latest version of skak.

There is also another
Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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