[OS X TeX] question about fontspec/manually installing packages

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Apr 26 13:30:26 CEST 2006

Am 26.04.2006 um 12:15 schrieb Thomas A. Schmitz:

> thanks for a careful and detailed explanation. I just want to add  
> one small detail to the point quoted above: on my system, "locate"  
> does not search and index the "Home" directory, and I think this is  
> the default in OS X (I'm on 10.4.6):
> tas at homer:~  % locate memoir.cls
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/memoir/memoir.cls

No, you're wrong here! Locate is a system tool, not related to any  
TeX, but to BSD. Locate works on a file similiar to those ls-R files  
in teTeX. This file, by default /var/db/locate.database, needs to be  
updated daily (or nightly). If locate can't find files in your home  
directory than because its data basis is out of date.

This data basis is re-built by invoking /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb  
with super-user privileges. I think it's usually invoked from /etc/ 
periodic/weekly/500.weekly, so next week you'll be able to locate  
recent files in your home directory.

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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