[OS X TeX] Configuring man pages

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Tue Aug 5 00:13:03 CEST 2008

On Aug 4, 2008, at 3:59 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm moving machines, so I'm doing my once-every-five-years reinstall  
> of the lucida fonts. I'm trying to use updmap, but my system can't  
> find the man page. Using find, I see that it lives in /usr/local/ 
> texlive/2007/texmf/doc/man/man1. Ugh. Anyway, what's the easiest,  
> most future-proof way to be able to view this man page (and all the  
> others in that tree) from the terminal?
> Chris

If you are using the bash shell, you should put something like the  
following into your ~/.bash_profile and make sure to port this file to  
your new setups.

# include tex man path
export MANPATH
#end of modifications

Of course, you would need to change this to 2008... etc whenever you  
update your texlive. There has to be a better way, perhaps some sort  
of symbolic link that gets updated whenever TeXLive is installed, but  
that's over my head.

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