[pstricks] fusion, projection etc in pst3d-solides

Zbigniew Nitecki zbigniew.nitecki at tufts.edu
Sun Sep 19 19:45:59 CEST 2010

Thanks for the advice.  I ran kpsewhich pst3d-solides.tex in my terminal, and got no response.
However, since I knew that I had it in a pst3d-sldes folder inside my ~/Library/texmf folder, I moved that folder to trash.  Then my picture ran the way it was supposed to (ie, the output looked like Herbert's).  Running kpsewhich pst3d-solides.tex again in terminal, I still got no response (by which I mean it returned only a prompt).  But when I ran kpsewhich pstricks.sty, it responded with a location.

As I said, I would like to clean up the structure of my various ancillary tex-related files in order to just use the TDS, but am afraid to do so on my own because I might eliminate something that I need but which is not included in the standard distribution  (over time, I have put into my user texmf folder files called bibtex, curve, doc, prosper, pst-fun, and then tex, which contains inside folders called context, plain, and latex;  the last contains my own macros (which I can recognize) as well as epigraph.sty, multienum.sty, paralist.sty, picins.sty, prosper.cls, and quotchap.sty. How can I tell which ones I can safely trust to the TDS and eliminate from my own folders?  

Zbigniew Nitecki
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On Sep 19, 2010, at 12:32, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> On Sep 19, 2010, at 9:18 AM, Zbigniew Nitecki wrote:
>> OK, I ran the TeX Live Utility, but (1) my pst3d-solides.tex file in the user Library->texmf->tex->latex->pst-solides3d folder remains with date August 2009, and (2) I continue to get the error message noted in the email attached below the one I am replying to.
>> I suspect that the problem is that over time, I have accumulated "special" packages which I have put into my texmf folder, and which (I suspect) the tex compiler looks at before searching the updated tree.  I think that the only stuff in there which is not standard is my own private macros inside a latex subfolder.  Is there a way to clear out the duplicate copies of things like pstricks packages leaving only those installed by MacTex 2010?  Or do I need to do it folder by folder? 
> The TeX Live Utility  only updates /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist, AKA TEXMFDIST. It does not touch your items in your TEXMFHOME folder, ~/Library/texmf, or in TEXMFLOCAL. Any file in one of the latter two trees takes precedence over those in TEXMFDIST. In a Terminal window, run
> kpsewhich pst3d-solides.tex
> to find which version is seen by TeX, and delete it if it is not in TEXMFDIST.
> Michael
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