beamer problem

Dan Ports dports at
Sat Apr 30 00:55:13 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 09:58:06PM -0400, Emden R. Gansner wrote:
> At present, I have texmf, texmf-texlive, texmf-texlive-dist and 
> texmf-local under /opt/local/share.
> Are all of these necessary? Is there some way to expunge tex files in 
> these directories that are no
> longer used?

It's normal to have all of these:
  - texmf-texlive and texmf-texlive-dist contain the files installed by
    the texlive ports. (TeX Live separaes some of its file into -dist for
    reasons that are not particularly useful to us).
  - texmf is where non-texlive ports installed by MacPorts put their
    files. pgf is one such port; we use a separate port for it rather
    than the one in texlive to satisfy some dependency problems.
  - texmf-local is a place to manually install tex files (i.e. not via
    MacPorts). Some older ports may install files here, though they
    should not.

If you have files in them that shouldn't be there, you could try doing
something like 
 find /opt/local/share/texmf* | xargs port provides | grep "is not provided by a MacPorts port"
to find files that weren't put there by a port.


Dan R. K. Ports              MIT CSAIL      

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