Ever wanted to experiment with latex to write a paper or redesign your resume, but unsure how to install a latex package or compose a latex document? I'll try to explain it simply using OpenSolaris.
d its dependencies from our friends at sunfreeware.com
gzip -d \*.gz
Install the packages
pfexec pkgadd -d libgcc-3.3-sol10-intel-local
pfexec pkgadd -d ncurses-5.6-sol10-x86-local
pfexec pkgadd -d libiconv-1.11-sol10-x86-local
pfexec pkgadd -d tetex-3.0-sol10-x86-local
Play with Latex
For my simple uses of latex, I use two binaries to compose my documents: latex and dvipdf.
Latex requires a tex file to generate a document. For this example, I will use my favorite resume template created by David Grant
mv resume.tex.txt resume.tex
mv shading.sty.txt shading.sty
Now, let's use the binaries I mentioned earlier to create a pdf file.
You should find a pdf file in /tmp called resume.pdf. View it with acroread or evince to get an idea of how awesome latex is. I won't go into too much detail on how to create the resume.tex file, but viewing and editing it will you give you a good understanding on its syntax. This is David's resume that is generated: http://www.davidgrant.ca/sites/www.davidgrant.ca/files/resume.pdf