[texworks] Script to install packages on-the-fly

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Apr 9 20:44:40 CEST 2010

On Fr, 09 Apr 2010, Stefan Löffler wrote:
> (http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=323#c1) to install
> missing packages more or less on-the-fly automatically. So far, I've
> only been able to test it on Linux with TeXLive and a port of MiKTeX. It

Some remarks:
- you can force tlmgr to continue even if updates for tlmgr are present
  by adding the --force argument

- a different approach would be to use the mktextex function. I did that
  once just out of fun but the problem is with latex that uses
  something where mktexttex does not kick in, so it is useless

- miktex has already on-the-fly installation built in, I guess it would
  be better to activate that one

> Re. Mac: as I understand it, the most popular distro on Mac is MacTeX
> which is based on TeXLive? If so, does it provide the command line
> program tlmgr? 

As said, it does.

Best wishes

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