[OS X TeX] Re: Installing unstable packages

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Feb 18 11:17:44 EST 2011

On Feb 18, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Theo Moore wrote:

> Michael,
>> Here's a script to install the unstable distribution in texmfvar
> I unzipped the pgfplots_unstable.tds file accordingly as you
> suggested. Now, within ~/Desktop/Library/texlive/2010/texmf-var we
> have additional folders labelled doc, scripts, source, and tex.
> However, again, the unstable commands for pgfplots fail to run. In
> particular, I'm using
> \begin{tikzpicture}
> \begin{polaraxis}
> \end{polaraxis}
> \end{tikzpicture}
> and polaraxis fails to be recognized.
> Is there a way to check exactly which version of pgfplots is being
> used by latex?


You can simply run

kpsewhich pgfplots.sty

in Terminal and it should print out the path to the file version it's using.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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