[OS X TeX] Begining in Mac-TeX
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Apr 4 05:20:09 EDT 2007
Am 04.04.2007 um 00:24 schrieb Othon Branco:
> 1) Doesn't i-Installer install packages on the fly, like MikteX?
It definitely does not. It's usually not used to typeset a TeX
document. (The front-ends TeXShop, iTeXMac, TeXmacs, LyX, ... could
learn such a behaviour.)
> 2) How can I install and where I put the packages always they are
> required using TeXShop?
You can use the MiKTeX package manager, mpm, to install certain
packages (not all are supported, not all are up-to-date, presumingly,
some contain only MS Windows support). Fink provides mpm as miktex-
tools – and mpm has the dropping package. Depending on the version of
gwTeX there are two places, either /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local
or /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.pkgs. Once there was some useful
documentation coming with gwTeX, but I don't know where to find it
now. This documentation should name the place where to put your own
system-wide additions, that they survive an update of gwTeX. And then
don't forget to run 'sudo texhash' after any change!
The other option is to install additional packages into your own
private tree, ~/Library/texmf.
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