[OS X TeX] Lost in Mac space

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Sun Dec 14 05:38:13 CET 2008

On Dec 13, 2008, at 10:21 PM, George Ghio wrote:

> I have - MacHD/library/tex/root/texmf
> and - georgeghio/library/texshop - No texmf.
> My understanding is that "home" is "georgeghio". But if I put a  
> texmf file in - georgeghio/library - tex does not find it or files  
> in it.

You need to create a >directory< called "texmf" in the location  

In other words, if you were to click on "MacHD" in the finder, you  
would then need to click on "Users", then on "georgeghio", then on  
"Library", and then click on "File->New Folder" in the Finder menu.  
Change the name of the folder to "texmf".

While you are at it, you may as well create a subdirectory in "texmf"  
named "tex", and a subdirectory of "tex" named "latex".

I can't imagine anything not already being present in TeXLive, but if  
there is something you need, or if you need to use an older version of  
a package, then put the package in the "tex" or "latex" folder, as  

> Does this mean that the package needs to be downloaded then opened  
> in texmf in my home library to be recognized by tex.
> What about packages that are not TDS.
> The ultimate goal is a document where text wraps around graphics.  
> Perhaps I am just too blind to see the bleeding obvious/
> George L Ghio

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