[texworks] Script to install packages on-the-fly

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Apr 11 14:58:45 CEST 2010

Hi Stefan,

On Fr, 09 Apr 2010, Stefan Löffler wrote:
> I noticed that. However the man page of tlmgr said that it was not
> recommended to use it, so I avoided it for the time being. In case tlmgr
> is out-of-date, I suppose the users should start the normal update
> process (e.g. via running tlmgr gui) anyway.

Right, that is a good idea ;-)

> > - a different approach would be to use the mktextex function. I did that
> >   once just out of fun but the problem is with latex that uses
> >   something where mktexttex does not kick in, so it is useless
> >   
> Interesting, I've never heard of this function. So I've got to look into
> this more. Is there any documentation that can get me started (my Linux
> machine with TL'09 doesn't seem to have a manfile on this)?

Well you have to set a texmf.cnf variable MKTEXTEX (AFAIR), and also
I am not sure whether the option was compiled in ...

> Oh, so this is a miktex feature? I always thought it's a feature of the
> respective editors or possibly of some specially geared dlls. As I wrote

No, MikTeX feature.

Best wishes

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