[NTG-context] Installing ConTeXt Minimals on a Mac

Alan Bowen acbowen at princeton.edu
Mon Sep 1 18:06:15 CEST 2008


Thanks, Michael! I will let you know how all this turns out.

Cheers, Alan

On Aug 31, 2008, at 20;05,05 , Michael Green wrote:

> Alan Bowen wrote:
>> Thanks, Michael; this is very helpful. I will prepare a .bash_profile
>> file and try it out. Where did you put your .bash_profile file?
>>
>> Alan
>
> .bash_profile should be saved as a text file at the top level of  
> your user account. That is, it should go right alongside the  
> directories that are standardly installed, like Documents, Library,  
> Movies, Music, Pictures, Public, and Sites.
>
> Note 1: the dot in front means it won't be visible in the Finder,  
> absent further fiddling and trickery.
>
> Note 2: if you're using TeXShop, I think that these sorts of  
> instructions go in "engine" files. If you look at the "mac newbie"  
> installation instructions, you'll see that the bit about  
> "source ..." is put into an engine file. I suspect, though I don't  
> know, that the TEXMFHOME and TEXMF lines would be incorporated in a  
> similar way.
>
> This may be an easier route to trying this sort of thing out than  
> using .bash_profile. It may be *much* easier if you're supporting  
> other people. Again, I don't know.
>
> By the way, Oliver B's problem appears to be resolved. Changes in  
> the personal texmf tree are picked up now, without further  
> intervention by the user.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Michael
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