[OS X TeX] Installing packages

Jon Breitenbucher kahless at mac.com
Fri Jun 4 21:41:20 CEST 2004

On Jun 4, 2004, at 3:35 PM, Jon Breitenbucher wrote:

> On Jun 4, 2004, at 3:22 PM, William F. Adams wrote:
>> On Friday, June 4, 2004, at 11:47  AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> So, when I am going to look into this, I will only do it if it can 
>>> be done without adding massive maintenance in yet another place 
>>> (namely mine). If it can't be done without generating a situation 
>>> where humans have to do synchronizing between several distributions, 
>>> I will do it. That way you produce something that does not break as 
>>> soon as people support dwindles.
>> Are there tools for Mac OS X to open up .cab files?
>> If so, it seems to me that we could just vampire off of the MikTeX 
>> setup (download the .cab, open it up, convert the line endings, put 
>> things in the appropriate places et voila!
>> William
> I believe that StuffItExpander will expand cab files. I can try this 
> when I get home or someone else can give it a shot.
> _________________________________________________
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> Jon Breitenbucher

I actually had some cab files from the MikTeX distribution on my 
machine and StuffIt does expand them. Each cab file is organized 
according to a texmf tree format once it is expanded.
Math illiteracy affects 7 out of every 5 Americans.

Jon Breitenbucher
The College of Wooster
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Wooster, Ohio 44691

jbreitenbuch at wooster.edu

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