[OS X TeX] Path Configurations from OS X

Michael Murray mmurray at maths.adelaide.edu.au
Thu Jul 25 11:09:43 CEST 2002

>It is difficult to see, on first look, the benefits of investing the fairly
>high time  costs of comprehending the complex way TeX finds files. If there
>is no way to tell teTeX via TeXShop where graphics and the various source,
>log, and typeset files are located and to be stored save through a shell in
>OS X to access the usr/local/teTeX/tecmf.cnf file, so be it and I will
>attempt to become proficient in doing so. But at the present moment, under
>other demands, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could offer a simple
>prescription by which I can tell teTeX where these component files are
>stored (perhaps even without the use of terminal) so that I might proceed
>past the all too-familiar error message "I cant find..."
>Thank you,
>David Oliver

Hi David

Its not as bad as it seems.  Go into your home directory.
Open Library and create a folder called texmf,
in this create a folder called tex, in this
a folder called latex and in this a folder called misc.
Dump things in misc.

You don't need to do anything like texhash at the command line.
You don't have to fiddle with texmf.cnf.


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