[OS X TeX] Lost in Mac space

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Dec 13 11:53:07 CET 2008

Am 13.12.2008 um 06:26 schrieb George Ghio:

> Updated tlmgr with out a hitch.
> Now the problem. If I want to download a package from, say, the  
> ctan catalogue, what do I need to put into the terminal to get the  
> package?

No way! Tlmgr is meant to keep the TeX Live 20xy distribution up-to- 
date. To install additional software you should download a "TDS  
compliant archive" – whatever this is! I never did it, I never looked  
for it. From descriptions I know that you can cd to the root of the  
TeX distribution, for example the private ~/Library/texmf branch or  
the revision independent /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local branch  
(because otherwise tlmgr might find a problem with unknown  
components), and then just unzip the archive. Its components will  
automatically be distributed into the correct places. CTAN is  
supposed to deliver these TDS compliant archives (and maybe also  
"normal" ones, because the package authors should provide them with  
their updates).

Maybe afterwards you can write something about your experiences for  
the MacTeX wiki (http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/) ...



Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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