[OS X TeX] Where did StMaryRd go?

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 22:11:13 CEST 2008

On Oct 25, 2008, at 3:39 PM, cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:

> On Sat 25th Oct, 2008 at 14:37, Alain Schremmer seems to have written:
>> On Oct 25, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Franck Pastor wrote:
>>> Le 25 oct. 08 ? 18:13, Alain Schremmer a ?crit :
>>>> In order to try and take advantage of Richard Koch's "recommend 
>>>> [ation to Benish] to basically start over with a new install of  
>>>> TeXShop and SimpleTeX4ht" I downloaded and installed  
>>>> BasicTeX-2008 and mactex-additions.mpkg.
>>>> But, when I tried to typeset a recent file, I got the message
>>>> 	File 'stmaryrd.sty' not found.
>>>> and, when I hit return, got all sorts of incomprehensible stuff.
>>>> So I used TeX Distribution to get back to gwTeX and everything  
>>>> works as before (Big sigh of relief!) but what is going on?
>>>> Puzzled regards
>>>> --schremmer
>>> Well, BasicTeX deserves its name: it's really basic. As such it  
>>> contains very few packages?
>> So I see!
>> But what I don't get is that stmaryrd IS somewhere on my computer.
> As part of gwTeX? When you're using BasicTeX, TeX will use what's in
> the appropriate search path i.e. /usr/local/texlive/2008basic,
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local, ~/Library/texmf or whatever. When
> you're switch to gwTeX, TeX will use /usr/local/tetex or whatever
> rather than /usr/local/texlive/2008basic. So it is very possible  
> for it
> to be on your computer but not in the relevant search path.

I suspected something like that but then one can always hope, can  
one? ;-))

Grateful regards

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