MacTeX is an open source TeX distribution for Mac OS X.

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How do I search the hidden TeX Live folders in Mac OS X?

I considered asking this on Super User, and I also thought that TeX users on the Mac would be better able to help and be helped. I'll let the mods decide. I opened texdoc color and came to ...
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Difficulty installing moderncv on OS X

I am trying to install the moderncv package on my machine running Mac OS X 10.4. Here is what I have done: Ran this: % kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOMEwhich returned: /Users/jsummers/Library/texmf ...
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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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How do I set up MacTeX so admin rights aren't necessary?

I'd like to set the permissions of /usr/local/texlive so that I don't need admin rights to update my distribution with TeX Live Manager (or tlmgr), and so on. What's the best way to do this? Are there ...
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Installing chemstyle package with OSX

I used the (awesome) chemstyle bundle to write several theses on my old PC (with MiKTeX), and would like to continue using it with my new mac (OSX). I think I've managed to install it okay at the ...
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How to keep my TeX Live installation up to date?

What is the recommended way to keep my TeX Live installation up to date? Is there any package manager (like MiKTeX on Windows) that could help me with this? If it helps I'm running on Mac OS X and my ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?