[OS X TeX] $MANPATH (again??)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 11 17:39:00 CEST 2005

On Aug 11, 2005, at 10:16 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> My manpath config file contains
> MANPATH /usr/local/share/man
> MANPATH /usr/local/man
> as well as
> MANPATH_MAP     /usr/local/bin          /usr/local/share/man
> and as a result finds all man pages both in /usr/local/man and /usr/ 
> local/share/man
> Did I change my manpath config a while back of is this standard.  
> Because if it is, the symlink is not needed.
> Greetings from Curaçao,
> G


My man.conf file also contains that (+others, e.g. X11) and,  

## TeX modifications start at Sat Jun 11 08:47:57 CDT 2005
## Do not remove previous line
MANPATH_MAP    /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current    / 
## Do not remove next line
## teTeX modifications end at Sat Jun 11 08:47:57 CDT 2005

is at the bottom of the file. I know I didn't change that so did the  
TeX i-install put it there when I re-installed TeX after doing an  
Archive & Install of Tiger(r).

Notice that I've reduced the number of redundant r's at the end of  
Tiger; I used to call it Tigerrrr. It is working much better for me  
now that I really cleaned up after my old Virex. I've noticed two  
occasional glitches: once in a while system usage go to 70-90% for a  
period and everything else is locked up and a similar thing happens  
with the mds process (which is `niced' but, as has been noted here,  
that doesn't mean to much). I have no man page for mds although  
mdimport, etc., do ahve man pages. Does anyone know what mds does?  
I'd almost guess it is the server for a Spotlight search but...

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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