[OS X TeX] Configuring man pages

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Tue Aug 5 00:21:04 CEST 2008


On Aug 4, 2008, at 3:13 PM, David Watson wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2008, at 3:59 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:
> 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
> MANPATH=/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/doc/man:$MANPATH
> 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.

MacTeX configures MANPATH as part of the installation, and uses the  
Laurens-Wierda TeX Distribution structure so the correct man pages  
will be shown depending on your active distribution. The method of  
configuring MANPATH changed in Leopard, but this will work when TeX  
Live 2008, and thus MacTeX-2008, is released.

Dick Koch

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