# How do I change where MPL looks for Latex?

I know support for the usetex feature is limited, but I think (*hope*) that this is purely an MPL question and not out of the scope and annoying to the members of the group.

I like to use the fourier.sty package since I like the Utopia font and it's math font is particularly nice. But MPL is using this Latex installation:
/sw/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/
which has no fourier package, and raises predictable errors when I set
text.latex.preamble : \usepackage{fourier}

But I only use and maintain this one:
/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/
(fourier and many other packages I like)

Is there a way to tell MPL to use my preferred Latex directory, or should I update and maintain the one it currently searches?

Mac OS 10.5
MPL 0.99.1

Many thanks,

Paul M. Hobson
Senior Staff Engineer

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This looks like a UNIX PATH issue -- mpl will use the version of latex
it finds first in your PATH, so if you want it to find
/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/, put the directory
containing that latex ahead of the fink one (/sw)

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On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:25 AM, <PHobson@...2850...> wrote:

I know support for the usetex feature is limited, but I think (*hope*) that this is purely an MPL question and not out of the scope and annoying to the members of the group.

I like to use the fourier.sty package since I like the Utopia font and it's math font is particularly nice. But MPL is using this Latex installation:
/sw/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/
which has no fourier package, and raises predictable errors when I set
text.latex.preamble : \usepackage{fourier}

But I only use and maintain this one:
/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/
(fourier and many other packages I like)

Thanks, John. Looks like I can take from here. I'll add my Texlive directory to near the top of the path.

-paul

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On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:25 AM, <PHobson@...2850...> wrote:
> I know support for the usetex feature is limited, but I think
(*hope*) that this is purely an MPL question and not out of the scope
and annoying to the members of the group.
>
> I like to use the fourier.sty package since I like the Utopia font
and it's math font is particularly nice. But MPL is using this Latex
installation:
> /sw/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/
> which has no fourier package, and raises predictable errors when I
set
> text.latex.preamble : \usepackage{fourier}
>
> But I only use and maintain this one:
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/
> (fourier and many other packages I like)

From: John Hunter [mailto:jdh2358@…287…]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:33 AM

This looks like a UNIX PATH issue -- mpl will use the version of latex
it finds first in your PATH, so if you want it to find
/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/, put the directory
containing that latex ahead of the fink one (/sw)