[OS X TeX] latex from an xterm window cannot find a .sty file

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Wed Sep 27 07:52:43 CEST 2006

John B. Thoo wrote:
> Hi.  I hope this is not off-topic.
> I'm using Mac OS X 10.3.9 and tetex installed using Fink (version 
> 0.7.2.rsync).
> I have a file "interitemtext.sty" in
>    /sw/share/texmf-local/interitemtext/interitemtext.sty

Try if putting it into


helps, i.e. place the "interimtext" directory inside the "tex" directory 
beside which it is sitting right now. AFAICT, texhash lists only the 
contents of the "tex" subdirectory of a given directory in which it 
places its "ls-R" database file.

After running texhash, you can look with

   kpsewhich interitemtext.sty

whether your tex system sees the file.

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