[OS X TeX] Re: kpsewhich pointing to wrong location?

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Sat Jan 20 04:07:11 CET 2007


On Jan 19, 2007, at 18:50 , Justin C. Walker wrote:

>
> On Jan 19, 2007, at 18:42 , Nathan Paxton wrote:
>
>> 	Thanks for the help.
>>
>> 	I don't actually have the multiple installs of TeX.  The locatedb  
>> hasn't been rebuilt in a long while.  How can I force the system  
>> to rebuild the locate database?
>
> For most command-line tools, related files, and programming  
> libraries, there are manual pages that come with the system or with  
> the packages that proved them.
>
> In this case, 'man locate' tells you that "/usr/libexec/ 
> locate.updatedb" is the script to update the database.  Programs in  
> "/usr/libexec" are normally not run by mere mortals, so this  
> directory is not in your "path".  You should use the full pathname  
> to invoke the command.

And, I forgot to add, it must be run as 'root', e.g., like this:
    sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
and give *your* password when prompted.

This assumes that your account has admin privileges.

Justin

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