[texworks] Problem installing packages

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 1 20:23:04 CEST 2011

On Jun 1, 2011, at 12:35 PM, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Ng Kah Loon <kloon at nus.edu.sg> wrote:
>> Well, many thanks for the responses so far....but I am sorry I still
>> cannot get it...can anyone help to explain how I can run mktexlsr?
>> I am using MacBook Air and TexWorks is installed in my 60GB Macintosh
>> HD....I don't know what is the path....
>> Please assist, thank you very much!
> Good to know you are using a Mac---most of the replies in this thread
> assumed you were running Windows.
> Assuming you are using MacTeX or TeX Live as your distribution, the
> first place you should turn for package installation is the TeX Live
> Manager (or `tlmgr`). A nice Mac GUI is available at:
>    http://code.google.com/p/mactlmgr
> And was probably installed to /Applications/TeX if you installed the
> full MacTeX distribution.
> For packages like tkz-graph that aren't available through tlmgr, you
> should place your LaTeX *.sty files and other package bits in:
>    ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
>    (or if you are using TeX Live instead of MacTeX)
>    ~/texmf/tex/latex
> Then just pop open /Applications/Utilities/Termina.app and type
> `mktexlsr`. No sudo required.
> Hope this helps,
> -Charlie


Just to note that placing items in your personal tree (~/Library/texmf/...) doesn't require the use of mktexlsr (or, the synonym, texhash). That tree is searched directly.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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