[OS X TeX] Installing packages not available as iInstaller-Packages

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Wed Feb 28 03:29:58 EST 2007

On Feb 28, 2007, at 02:17 , Maik Stührenberg wrote:

> Hello,
> thanks a lot to Herbert Schulz, Peter Dyballa and Axel E. Retif. I
> generated the .sty files from the .ins files and placed them into
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ -- as Herbert said.
> Everything works like a charm but one question is left: do I just have
> to copy the newly generated files (normally .sty) or are  
> the .ins, .log
> and the README files necessary, too? By now I've unzipped the CTAN Zip
> package, did the generation and copied the whole directory content to
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ (and corresponding subdirs).

You don't need them for LaTeX to work. What the <package>.ins does  
when you (pdf)latex it, is read <package>.dtx and extract from it a  
<package>.sty for LaTeX and a <package>.dvi or .pdf
as a manual for you.


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