[texhax] Installer experience
Schnathorst, Randall G
randall.g.schnathorst at lmco.com
Mon Oct 17 18:39:29 CEST 2005
I have been using LaTeX for about 10 years. I recently installed LaTeX on my new Mac OS X computer from the TeX Live 2004 DVD. Most things worked great, but there was one minor glitch that I thought you might want to know about in case there are any plans to revise the already-excellent installer. Of course, it's possible that I unknowingly did something wrong; if so, please accept my apology for sending this e-mail. And don't feel obliged to reply to this e-mail; it is for your information only.
This was my experience: After following the installation instructions in the TeX Live Guide, I was able to use LaTeX. However, when I tried to use either the amsmath or amssymb packages, I got errors saying that certain "cmex" font files were not found, even though the amsmath and amssymb packages themselves were recognized. To fix this, I copied all directories called "cmex" and "cmextra" from the DVD to the corresponding locations on my computer, and then I ran the mktexlsr script as recommended in the TeX Live Guide. After that, I was able to use the amsmath and amssymb packages.
Except for this minor bump, the installation process went smoothly. Thank you all for making it so easy.
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