[OS X TeX] BasicTeX and texdoc

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Dec 28 00:19:39 CET 2009

Texdoc immediately found a manual for csquotes in my full TL 2009 installation. The corresponding tex file is attached. However, running the tex file might be difficult with BasicTeX, since it requires some non-standard packages.

I don't recommend installing BasicTeX for exactly the reason you are seeking help. If you are really running low on disk space and in addition have a slow internet connection, then you should buy the TL DVD.


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On Dec 27, 2009, at 21:13, Tobias Pyndt Steinmann wrote:

> Hi,
> I have recently installed BasicTeX on my sisters computer (I chose BasicTeX over MacTeX because her computer is running low on space and because we in our summerhouse with a slow internet connection) and it's working quite well with one exception: texdoc. texdoc wasn't included in BasicTeX so I installed it using the TexLive Utility, but while texdoc seems to work the documentation for many packages installed isn't available, ie. memoir and csquotes. Where csquotes is a package I installed using the TeXLive Utility.
> If I check the path /usr/local/texlive/2009basic/texmf-dist/doc/latex it only contains the koma-script documentation.
> Is there a way to install the documentation for the packages or are the dtx files available for me to typeset?
> with best regards,
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