[OS X TeX] TexShop suddenly can't find pdflatex.fmt (even though it's there)

Nathaniel Pearson nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 19:29:24 CEST 2008


Hi,

Ok, changed the path pref back to /usr/texbin, and confirmed that the tex
distribution was set to texlive 2007 (it is).  I do have a .texlive2007
folder in my home dir, but there doesn't appear to be a web2c within the
texmf-var subdirectory there.
NP
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:15 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

>
> On Sep 10, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Nathaniel Pearson wrote:
>
> Hi Herb,
>>
>> I've tried changing the preferences typesetting path to
>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/, and then copying a couple
>> of files into the same path, e.g. pdflatex, from the /powerpc-darwin
>> directory in texlive 2007, as well as a style file that I need, from the
>> /texmf (rather than /texmf-var) directory.  It looks like kpathsea still
>> can't find pdflatex.fmt, and can't find mktexfmt in order to make it.
>>
>> Any insight?  Thanks,
>>
>> Nathan
>>
>
>
> Howdy,
>
> The path setting should be /usr/texbin since that is a link to the proper
> binaries. TAke a look in System Preferences->TeX Distribution and see that
> your TeXLive-2007 is chosen since that seems to be what you are using from
> the information above. If you have TeXLive(MacTeX)-2008 installed you'll
> have a choice so try to toggle that.
>
> Also, do you have a .texlive2007 folder (hidden in Finder --- use ls -a in
> Terminal) in your HOME folder? If so, is there a texmf-var/web2c folder
> inside that? If so, remove it and see what happens.
>
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>
>
>
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