[OS X TeX] TeX-Live (Mac version) question

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Fri Oct 5 10:19:47 EDT 2007

On Oct 5, 2007, at 9:50 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 5 oct. 07 à 15:41, Lantz Susan a écrit :
>> [...]
>> I have always used plain TeX or AMS-TeX. Since MacTex didn't  
>> install the
>> AMS-TeX format (is there a reason for that?), [...]
> Are you sure? Which version of MacTeX did you install? The standard  
> MacTeX.dmg from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/>, or some alternative  
> version from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html>?
> Normally I think MacTeX does include AMS-TeX. At least in my case  
> it does: there are amstex binaries inside
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/
> the amstex format inside
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/
> and associated input files inside
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/amstex/


I could be wrong, but I think she actually wants a *format*, not just  
the style or class file. With that said, machines are so fast these  
days that I have never seen much of an advantage of building a format  

All the best,

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