[OS X TeX] Re: Installing unstable packages
tsg.moore at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 18 02:48:33 CET 2011
Hi again all,
This was Michael's comment:
> Another possible option may be to leave your old pgfplots
> where it is and make use of ~/Library/texlive/texmf-var
> (I assume you're using MacTeX 2010) to install the unstable version
> when you want to use that, then simple remove the folder when you
> want to revert to the stable version.
I copied the pgfplots unstable package to
~/Library/texlive/2010/texmf-var, then called "sudo texhash". The
following was returned:
texhash: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2010/../texmf-local/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-config/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-var/ls-R...
(Note that there is no mention of ~/Library/texlive/2010/texmf-var
directory. Is this normal? Afterwards, trying a command from the
unstable package gave me an error. So it does not seem to have
I then tried to copy the pgfplots folder to
/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-var and run texhash again. But again,
the pgfplots package did not seem to install correctly.
Can anybody help me diagnose the problem?
Thanks for your patience.
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