~/Library/texmf (was Re: [OS X TeX] Does not find my private texmf tree)
bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Sep 6 08:01:51 EDT 2007
Le 6 sept. 07 à 11:17, Josep M. Font a écrit :
> Moreover, I made a mistsake in a earlier message. When I said
>> Anyway, moving my private texmf tree as advised [to ~/texmf] by
>> Richard solved the issue temporarily,
> I was wrong. After several trials, I see my TeX does not find
> anything in my directory, neither inside nor outside my ~/Library,
> neither directly there nor inside other subdirectories. This
> happens for the two users of my computer.
> I can't imagine what is happening. I will upgrade everything as
> soon as I can.
Given you reported that (in essence)
kpsewhich -show-path=tex -progname=latex| tr : '\n'
returns the standard
and that this texmf.cnf contains the standard setting
then the problem must lie elsewhere.
Possibility 1: When invoking latex, say, a LaTeX binary from some
other distribution is used (Fink, MacPorts, ...). Given you invoke
LaTeX through TeXShop, I see this as rather unlikely, but who knows.
Try, in Terminal,
You should get
Possibility 2: Something isn't as it should in TeXShop's prefs. What
do the 6 boxes in the Engine prefs contain? Also, are you using
specific engine files that you have written yourself, in ~/Library/
Possibility 3: Some files in the hidden directory ~/.texlive2007/ are
taking precedence over those in ~/Library/texmf/.
Possibility 4: Do you, by any chance, have a hidden file ~/.MacOSX/
environment.plist? This file is very convenient when you want to
customize your environment and you are a programmer who knows exactly
what he/she's doing, but for normal people just following someone
else's instructions it has been creating a number of problems in the
Some tests to try:
- Reduce your problem to a test file that people here could try, and
provide the corresponding console (or .log) output telling what the
- Identify one file that TeXShop complains it's not finding in the
console output, and which you know is indeed present in ~/Library/
texmf/, and report the output of kpsewhich for that file. Namely, if
TeXShop complains it's not finding myfile.sty say, then report the
Hope this helps,
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