[OS X TeX] ntheorem is out fishing

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Fri Jun 4 23:09:38 CEST 2004

Everything worked as advertised. Nobody is asking for ntheorem anymore.
Nothing like good, idiotproof instructions.

I only had trouble with

    Run LaTeX on ntheorem.ins

Had no idea what "to run" meant plus I when I clicked once on 
_ntheorem.ins_ I would just get a new mozilla file with which of course 
I knew I couldn't do anything.
Then I double-clicked and the stuff downloaded and then I had the idea 
of opening it in TeXshop etc

(Rather uncommon behavior. As a matter of fact, on the Göttingen site, 
clicking once on _ntheorem.sty_ behaves properly, that is triggers the 

So now I know what "to run" means.

Also, the Göttingen site also had a documentary dvi-file that downloaded 
fine and that turned out to be the twin brother/sister of the renamed, 
thrice LaTeX run ntheorem.drv. Amazing!!!
Just another adventure of a TIC
Regards and, again, thanks.

Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 28 mai 04, à 23:01, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>> Just get all ntheorem.dtx and ntheorem.ins and run "latex 
>> ntheorem.ins". This creates "ntheorem.sty", "ntheorem.std" and 
>> "ntheorem.drv". Copy/move them to suitable directories (where 
>> $TEXINPUTS will search for them). Then run "latex ntheorem.drv" 
>> thrice to get the documentation (you have to run it three times to 
>> get all references and generated lists right).
>>  It seems exactly what I need but could a gentle soul translate this 
>> for me? (I am running 10.3.3.)
> It works exactly as told, except for the $TEXINPUTS bit (the meaning 
> of $TEXINPUTS is explained in the above file 
> /Library/teTeX/README.howtexfindsfiles.txt, see also 
> /Library/teTeX/texmf.cnf).
> Let's suppose you got the files 00readme, ntheorem.dtx and 
> ntheorem.ins from CTAN and want to install ntheorem in your home 
> directory, in ~/Library/texmf:
> - Run LaTeX on ntheorem.ins. It will produce, out of ntheorem.dtx, the 
> files ntheorem.drv, ntheorem.std and ntheorem.sty (and also a 
> ntheorem.log, which isn't used).
> - Put ntheorem.sty and ntheorem.std inside ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/, 
> for example inside ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ntheorem/. That's the 
> only really necessary bit.
> - If you're interested by docs, run LaTeX on ntheorem.drv (TeXShop 
> won't accept to LaTeX this file, you'll have to rename it to 
> ntheorem.tex, say, beforehand) thrice (once to create a .toc -- table 
> of contents -- file, twice to incorporate the content of this file 
> into ntheorem.pdf, and thrice to update the page numbers which may 
> have changed because of the inclusion).
> - Put the doc files ntheorem.pdf and 00readme inside 
> ~/Library/texmf/doc/latex/, for example inside 
> ~/Library/texmf/doc/latex/ntheorem. It doesn't affect at all the 
> running of LaTeX, it's just to put these files at a place where you 
> can find them easily in the future.
> Regarding the complicated directory structure of TeX, more can be 
> found in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/help/tds.dvi (drag this 
> file onto the Desktop, then onto TeXShop which will convert it to PDF 
> and preview it).
> I don't use ntheorem myself, thus I can't say more. The above 
> instructions are not specific to it, that's more-or-less the procedure 
> to install any LaTeX package which is not already built-in in your 
> LaTeX distribution.
> Hope this helps,
> Bruno Voisin
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