[texhax] Adding packages to mactex (TeXshop)

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Mar 26 16:03:32 CET 2009

Christine Largouët wrote:
> Good morning,
> I'am a nembye with mac os x and tex shop I find very easy to use.
> However I have a problem to insert a new package "floatfig" to define  
> floating figures
> I make a new directory in /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex  
> call "floatfig" and insert the floatfig.sty inside.
> This directory or this file in not find during the compilation of my  
> document.
> Should I inform Txshop that a new package is available but where ??
> Thanks for your answer.
> Best Regards
> Christine

you probably forgot at update the file database, try running


(perhaps sudo texhash to run it as admin)

BTW: you might want to update your LaTeX dist using tlmgr (tex live 
manager), usually you can get a gfx version using

tlmgr --gui



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