[OzTeX] Using fink installed TeX packages

Michael Kluskens michael.kluskens at nrl.navy.mil
Tue Nov 29 20:15:04 CET 2005

It would be helpful if the Unix path in the Default config file for  
OzTeX was extended to:

unix_path           = /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/ 

I know the end user can add "/sw/bin" to that located in Default and  
then copy the result to their Local config file but given the  
popularity of the fink system this would save lots of people lots of  
time trying to figure out what they missed and where.

Also, I'm using the footbib package and find that I have to go to the  
terminal to use BibTeX because I have to bibtex filename.fb.aux.  Any  
chance of some type of extension to the OzTeX menu or is that a  
feature I missed.

The footbib package lets you put the citations at the bottom of the  
page like they are required in many fields and I find that helpful  
for notes documenting my work.  After using it for a while I don't  
understand the value of references listed at the end of an article, I  
have always found it annoying to have to page to the end of an  
article to locate the reference name, it seriously interrupts my  

I'm running 5.3b2.


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