[OS X TeX] TeXLive 2006 (MacTeX) is not detected...
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jan 2 17:55:38 CET 2007
Am 02.01.2007 um 14:23 schrieb Franck Pastor:
> Le 02-janv.-07 à 12:33, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
>> Am 02.01.2007 um 12:14 schrieb Franck Pastor:
>>> Any ideas of what went wrong?
>> Did you check that /usr/texbin/pdflatex exists, i.e. it points to
>> some pdflatex in the TeXLive-2006 branch that points to a real
>> executable file?
> /usr/texbin points to ../Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/
> Contents/Programs/powerpc, which in turn points to
> I suppose it means in fact /usr/local/texlive/2006/bin/powerpc-
> darwin", which does exist and contains the pdflatex command ...
Well, I wouldn't wonder when even a programme gets confused from sym-
links pointing there and here, pointing up and down ... The easy try
ls -l /usr/texbin/pdflatex
Are the preferences in TeXShop right?
>> You should remove the /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-
>> current part.
> Isn't it harmless, since the teTeX link is at the end of the list?
Not really: suppose one executable, T1Wrap, isn't found in the active
TeX distribution. Then it could be found in the other one. And would
possibly run into very strange errors ...
I remember an eMail from this year, I think: make the the path
setting in TeXShop preferences to become
The inventor of symbolic links will come into heaven: he could not
imagine then how much trouble some users of his invention would
produce with disks of a few thousand times the capacity he had to
“I hope to die before I *have* to use Microsoft Word.”
- Donald E. Knuth, 2001-10-02 in Tübingen.
And I would like to die before I would have to use a TeX installation
I cannot proof within seconds that it's set up correctly. There is
more than one way to make an "author" indispensable ...
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