[OS X TeX] Installing a new Package

BenBehr ben at benbehr.eu
Fri Jul 4 20:10:28 EDT 2008

first of all thanks for the quick help. I believe that i successfully  
installed the package now. At least Latex is not bringing the error  
*.sty file not found anymore.

However, for an homework assignment i need to get the package  
simpsons.sty running on my computer.

What i have done so far:
- moved simsons.sty to ~/texmf-dist/tex/latex/simpsons/
- moved bart.mf (and other *.mf) to ~/texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ 
- moved simpsons.tfm to ~/texmf-dist/font/tfm/simpsons/
- runing sudo texhash from the terminal

Now the following texfile is running without errors.

\Bart Use \TeX, dude!

But i guet the following log in texmaker:

Process started
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+300/600 --dpi  
900 simpsons
mktexpk: No such file or directory kpathsea: Appending font creation  
commands to missfont.log.
Process exited normally

I can't make anything out of it and am out of ideas.
Thanks again for any help.

Am 04.07.2008 um 23:33 schrieb Richard Koch:

> Ben,
> Before installing that new package, make sure it isn't already in  
> TeX Live. TeX Live is a VERY complete distribution. Sometimes you  
> WILL need to add something, but not as often as you might think.
> Usually adding new material is easy. If you are the only user on  
> your machine, add it to ~/Library/texmf. Here ~/Library is the  
> Library folder in your home directory. You may have to create the  
> "texmf" subdirectory.
> From then on, add things by mirroring the TeX Live "texmf tree." For  
> instance, TeX will find anything in ~/Library/texmf/tex or a  
> subfolder of this location, and LaTeX will find anything in ~/ 
> Library/texmf/tex/latex or a subfolder of this location. Many  
> distributions will already have distributed their material this way,  
> so when you unpack what they give you, you'll find things in folders  
> "tex", "fonts", "doc" and you can just drag these to ~/Library/texmf.
> Dick
> koch at math.uoregon.edu
> On Jul 4, 2008, at 2:14 PM, BenBehr wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i am trying to install a new pacage on my mac. I have no experience  
>> with the terminal and i haven't used the i-installer for the  
>> original installation. Is there any easy to use guide out there on  
>> how to install a latex package? i ma using the texlive distribution.
>> Thanks,
>> Ben
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