[OS X TeX] Installing MusiXTeX

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Aug 19 15:43:06 CEST 2002

On Monday, August 19, 2002, at 03:23 , Mark Guzdial wrote:

> I did read the README files, Gerben, and I tried it that way, too: I 
> created a series of folders to duplicate the directory hierarchy (at 
> least, to the best of my ability to understand the hierarchy and place 
> things in the right place) in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/.  It still 
> didn't work.

You should normally not have to change stuff in 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/. You also do not need to duplicate the 
entire hierarchy (the readme and the we page explain this). As I recall, 
your TeX was unable to find a .sty file when running LATeX. If you 
create the directory  ~/Library/texmf/tex and put the .sty file there 
(or in any subfolder) it should be found.

You wrote

> I'd put musixtex.sty in ~/Library/texmf

which both the README and the web site make clear: you need at least to 
have one subdirectory below that level, so ~/Library/texmf/tex for .sty 
files and ~/Library/texmf/fonts. If that is not clear from README and 
web site, I need to change the wording.

If you place the stuff in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf it will be 
overwritten when you upgrade the main texmf tree. At least put it in 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ (which is also where yo can put 
stuff to have it available for any user on your system). And when you do 
put anything in /usr/local/teTeX/share you need to run

	sudo texhash

before TeX can find it at all.

Wrt to dvipdfm, this is an app that does not follow these mechanisms as 
far as I am aware (not much), so I cannot comment.


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