[NTG-context] Installing ConTeXt Minimals on a Mac
acbowen at princeton.edu
Mon Sep 1 18:06:15 CEST 2008
Thanks, Michael! I will let you know how all this turns out.
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?
> .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!
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