[OS X TeX] Installing packages

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Jun 4 23:12:33 CEST 2004

On 4 jun 2004, at 21:35, 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!
> I believe that StuffItExpander will expand cab files. I can try this 
> when I get home or someone else can give it a shot.

Stuffit is the worst possible solution: when expanding .cab files, it 
doesn't handle subdirectories correctly (Instead of creating 
directories, it creates file-names with the '\' in them).

The tool that Joe mentioned (http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/cabextract.php) 
seems to be better, and it is easier to integrate with a GUI package 

Integrating with the MikTeX work seems a logical route, it is after all 
a much larger community.


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