[OS X TeX] format

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Jun 19 09:30:04 CEST 2004

On Jun 18, 2004, at 4:59 PM, Frans Goddijn wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm new on this list so I hope I won't make myself unpopular by 
> starting off with a really dumb question.
> This week I got my first Apple, a Powerbook G4 and I installed 
> TeXshop. Coming from XP I had to get used to the different look and 
> feel of an "installer".
> Yesterday I found out that the TeXshop install is successfful insofar 
> that I can compile a first LaTeX file successfully. A Dutch ConTeXt 
> file didn't compile because there was no format file to be found.

You can start the i-Installer with the TeX i-Package and use Configure 
to select formats. Dutch ConTeXt is off by default but you can turn it 
on. Probably you selected the "Simple" install of the TeX i-Package and 
as a result you got the default set of formats.

> ConTeXt man Hans Hagen happened to be around 
> (http://www.xs4all.nl/~fgoddijn/friends/ntgboys/) and he did some 
> daring things on a Linux type command line with SUDO in them. Then a 
> format file was created in my personal home directory.

If you use the Configure stage of the TeX i-Package it will be created 
in the right place.

> Then it took some complicated moves to find out where format files 
> need to be stored and to move them there.
> Is this the right way? Or is there a menu somewhere where I can have 
> format files generated and have them end up in the proper locations 
> automatically?

Use Configure of your i-package. If you open your TeX i-Package and 
select Configure, you will not get the "Simple" default configure but a 
lot of chouces, including formats and languages.


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