I am trying to use the simpsons package. The texeditor I use is TeXShop. I am not sure which TeXLive version I am using. When I go to /usr/local/, I find three different versions; 2013, 2014 and texmf-local. I use MacOSX. Previously, when I was doing something I froze the TeXLive version that was installed or I may have created texmf-local. I am not sure how to install the simpsons package?

This question is very similar to my problem. I am not able to get anywhere with it though.

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    (1) Your TeX distribution is ancient. Install MacTeX 2017! (2) Due to licensing issues the simpsons package is not shipped with MacTeX and has to be installed manually. – Henri Menke Jul 11 '17 at 5:31
  • I tried to very unsuccessfully install the simpsons package manually. If I upgrade the TeX distribution does it overwrite the one I am using at the moment? – Mischief_Monkey Jul 11 '17 at 6:25
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    @Mischief_Monkey no, you can choose: tug.org/mactex/multipletexdistributions.html – DG' Jul 11 '17 at 8:55

On a mac you have to first create the texmf-tree under ~/Library (Alan Munn has a nice little script for that: https://www.msu.edu/~amunn/latex/make-local-texmf.zip).

Then you have to create the following directories:

$ mkdir -p ~/Library/texmf/fonts/source/simpsons/
$ mkdir -p ~/Library/texmf/fonts/tfm/public/simpsons/

After that, you have to copy the files accordingly:

$ cp simpsons.sty ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/
$ cp simpsons.tfm ~/Library/texmf/fonts/tfm/public/simpsons/
$ cp *.mf ~/Library/texmf/fonts/source/simpsons
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  • Thanks @DG', I might have previously used Alun Munn's script, because I already had a very similar directory structure as you have provided here. Trouble is I cant remember the steps I had followed. But all good, it works :). I was failing to get it to work previously, because I created a folder called simpsons in the fonts subdirectory. I didn't know we had to place the .sty, .tfm and *.mf files in separate subdirectories. Your solution is perfect. – Mischief_Monkey Jul 12 '17 at 0:49

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