[OS X TeX] Setting up PDFtricks on MacOS10.4

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 28 19:32:57 CET 2005

On Nov 28, 2005, at 12:24 PM, Christopher Allen wrote:

> No, Herb, I'm saying LaTeX couldn't find pdftricks.sty before I  
> went and installed it myself. It didn't get as far as a bounding  
> box error or anything like that. I could make a file like
> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
> \usepackage{pdftricks}
> \begin{document}
> Hi.
> \end{document}
> and it would fail on the \usepackage line, saying it could not find  
> pdftricks.sty. I don't have a problem here. I just downloaded  
> pdftricks and put it in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/. However, having  
> seen this error made me think pdftricks was not already installed.  
> Yet you say it should have been installed already.
> Chris


If you are using the i-installer version of TeX (gwTeX) you should  
have a version of pdftricks.sty in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/ 

Actually, /Library/teTeX/ is a symbolic link to /usr/local/teTeX/.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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