[OS X TeX] how to install NOWEB?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Nov 29 17:50:26 CET 2007

Le 29 nov. 07 à 16:50, Gert van Oss a écrit :

> could anyone give me some guidance on how to install NOWEB?
> - I'm on a Mac OS X machine (Leopard)
> - comfortable in the terminal, and
> - downloaded 'noweb-2.11b' from http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~nr/noweb/dist/ 
> .
> After that I looked into the directory 'src' and read the INSTALL  
> document. However I've just never installed something like this and  
> the first sentence
>    1) First point to compilers to be used to built the tools and
> is not really clear for me. Reading on, more questions arise. If it  
> is just a few terminal-commands and someone has these at hand I  
> would be grateful if he/she is willing to share these with me. That  
> way I can try some LP with Perl as I read about in Elements of  
> Programming with Perl.

There's a page with some instructions for Panther <http://demexp.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=fr:notes_de_compilation_pour_mac 
 >. It's in French but that shouldn't be a problem : it's just a  
collection of values for variables to edit in Makefile.

I haven't tested anything, but the instructions adapted to recent OS X  
TeX would translate to:

- In Terminal (the complexity of the following path comes from the  
necessity of the instructions to be valid for either gwTeX or MacTeX):

	cd /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/TexmfLocal/tex/latex
	mkdir noweb

It's possible a sudo will be necessary before mkdir.

- Edit the Makefile as follows:


- Comment out the lines containing ICONC and ICONT.

- In Terminal again (I imagine you have to navigate beforehand back to  
the noweb/src directory where the Makefile resides):

	sudo make all install
	sudo mktexlsr

Again, this is absolutely untested by me.

MacPorts (formerly DarwinPorts) and Fink may have prebuilt packages  
for noweb, I'm not sure. Browsing rapidly through MacPorts's portfiles  
directory, it seems noweb isn't available but a similar nuweb is.

Bruno Voisin

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