[OS X TeX] fourier package

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Sun Jun 13 09:43:13 CEST 2004

On 13 Jun 2004, at 5:03 AM, Michael S. Hanson wrote:

> On Jun 12, 2004, at 5:41 AM, Will Robertson wrote:
>> ditto ~/Desktop/fourier-GUT/ ~/Library/texmf/
>> The terminal command ditto is your friend, because it merges the 
>> fourier-GUT folder heirarchy into the local texmf heirarchy.
> 	That's the first time I've even come across ditto in that context.  
> If instead one wanted to add it to texmf.local, would the correct 
> command be the following?
> 	sudo ditto ~/Desktop/fourier-GUT/ /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/
> Also, does this work for other packages on CTAN?  Under what 
> circumstances?  Seems this approach might address some of the earlier 
> discussion on this list about package management.

The ditto command simply merges folder hierarchies; if I recall 
correctly, the cp command can do the same thing with slightly different 
syntax. So, it will work whenever a package is bundled up in a mini TeX 

In general, I believe it's now common practise to do this with complex 
packages (like fourier), but older packages (like cmolddig) do not.


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