At 2008-07-30T13:00:00-03:00, Joey Mingrone wrote: > My first attempt was to install the latex2e-2003.12_1 port, which > installed the tex-3.14159_3 port as a dependency. This seemed to > work, but there were some things referenced in the documentation that > seemed to be missing. For example, the amsmath package wasn't > available. I thought there must be a port specifically for these > fonts, but it seems they are in the teTex port, but that port > conflicts with the tex port
Just deinstall the `tex' and `latex' ports, and install the metaport `print/teTeX', which will pull in all the standard stuff, including AMSLaTeX packages like `amsmath'. Also, install `print/gv' for viewing PostScript files, and `print/acroread8' to view PDF files. After installing these ports, you can view documentation using the command texdoc(1). Here are a few examples for starters: % texdoc lshort will display the `Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2e', a useful primer on LaTeX. % texdoc symbols will show you a list of symbols and their control sequences in LaTeX. % texdoc usrguide will display `LaTeX2e for authors'. % texdoc amsldoc will show you the `User's Guide for the amsmath Package'. % texdoc `texdoc -s 'hyperref.*manual'` will display the manual for the `hyperref' package. Generally, it is worth browsing through `/usr/local/share/texmf-dist/doc'. As for print references, the `LaTeX Companion' by Mittelbach, et al, is very useful, as also is the LaTeX book by Lamport. > Is there a guide for getting all this set up, or can some kind soul > suggest a installation method that works well for them? FWIW, I am a mathematician and have been typesetting mathematics for more than a decade using the teTeX distribution, and have found it sufficient for my needs. I've used TeXLive too, but have not found any need to do so. YMMV. HTH, Raghavendra. -- N. Raghavendra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | http://www.retrotexts.net/ Harish-Chandra Research Institute | http://www.mri.ernet.in/ See message headers for contact and OpenPGP information. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"