[OS X TeX] Installing "MacTeXtras" using MacPorts

Michael Williams williams at astro.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 1 23:10:53 CET 2007

On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:38:04PM +0100, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> >The only thing missing is fontdu.
> Its name is fondu.

Thanks. http://www.tug.org/mactex/whatgetsinstalledwhere.html says
fontdu, which I presume is an error. _fondu_ is in MacPorts.

> >I'd be very grateful for advice on what, if any, problems this  
> >method of installation will create.
> Some routines in i-Installer are dead-sure that gs is in /usr/local/ 
> bin and nowhere else to find – so you better be more flexible and  
> create a sym-link!

OK, but I'm not using i-Installer (the TeXLive tree is just copied
straight into /usr/local without package receipts, etc.), so I guess
that doesn't matter?

> >What will I be missing by not having access to fontdu?
> Not much: it just helps to retrieve the actual PostScript font from a  
> font file's resource fork. But these fonts have become rare ...  
> (they're rather Classic ones)

Thanks very much.

-- Mike

------------------------- Helpful Info -------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
List Reminders & Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/

More information about the macostex-archives mailing list