[OS X TeX] Installing MusiXTeX

Mark Guzdial guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
Sun Aug 18 22:15:41 CEST 2002

I finally typeset some music, but not without difficulties!

The short form is that I couldn't get TeX (I only have Gerben's 
distribution installed) to recognize ~/Library/texmf/ at all.  Nothing I 
put there, from .sty files to updmap.cfg ever got recognized (e.g., I'd 
put musixtex.sty in ~/Library/texmf, do sudo texhash, and then try to 
compile a test file that did \usepackage{musixtex} and TeX would 
complain that musixtex.sty wasn't found).  So, I ended up using sudo a 
lot and putting the various files in various places.

First, I downloaded musixps-unix.tar.gz (Postscript fonts) and 
musixtex-T108.tar.gz from the Werner Icking Music Archive 
(http://icking-music-archive.sunsite.dk/software/indexmt6.html) which is 
just wonderful.

To install the PostScript fonts:
- I put the .pfb files in 
- I copied the musix.map from the musicps distribution folders dvipdfm 
and dvips into and /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config and 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/dvips/config respectively.
- I modified the /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/updmap.cfg 
file to include Map musix.map at the bottom of it

To install the musixtex package:
- I copied the musixtex mf files into 
- I copied the tfm files into 
- I copied the tex files into 

I executed:
- sudo texhash
- sudo updmap

And all works!

If anyone knows where/how I did this wrong, I'd appreciate the tips!  
It's nice to have this working, but I hope not to have to replicate this 
process each time I update!

Best wishes,

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