On 28.08.2008, at 21:02, Graham Smith wrote:
OK, this seems to be linked to my newness with the Mac.
I have now managed to find where the the package should go, but I
don't seem to have permissions to add a folder and copy the the
package into it.
I shall have a search for Mac help.
If you have at least very basic knowledge about how to use a UNIX
command prompt this shouldn't be that difficult:
Open a Terminal window and type the following:
cp -R /source/of/pgfplot/* /path/to/latex/installation/pgfplot
Depending on your LaTeX-Installation you might have to copy
certain parts of the pgfplot-source to different target directories.
Actually, my immediate confusion is where it should go
The pgfplot instructions suggests texmf/tex/generic/pgfplots
But the mactex instructions additions should go into
But equally, the Mactex instructions also seem to suggest it should
I have put the downloaded pgfplots folder into each of these
locations, but get the same error about not being able to find
The Mactex instructions also suggest that you don't need to run
texhash, but other advice on thsi forum suggest that you do need to
run texhash, which I have done, but get a list of errors.
texhash: /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf: directory not writable.
texhash: /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-config: directory not writable.
texhash: /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist: directory not writable.
texhash: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/ls-R...
So I'm confused about where the pgfplot folder should be installed,
along with the other issues.
I do however, think I understand your commands, just don't know how
to fill in the path.
Well the answer would seem to be the need to use sudo texhash and not