[OS X TeX] Configuring man pages

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Thu Aug 14 18:59:38 CEST 2008


Amazing to finally hear from myself after 10 days.

On Aug 4, 2008, at 5:13 PM, David Watson wrote:

> 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
> 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.

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