[OS X TeX] MacTeX 2008: Can't find base packages

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Sat Sep 13 20:45:04 CEST 2008


Hi,

I installed MacTeX2008 and have a strange problem. I did the  
installation without any problems and also already did several updates  
with tlmgr-gui. Most of my stufff compiles just fine, but today I  
tried the following minimal document which to my surprise didn't  
compile:

\documentclass{book}
\begin{document}
test
\end{document}

According to both pdflatex and kpsewhich, basic document classes like  
article.cls and book.cls are not here. The document compiles if I  
change 'book' to 'scrbook' (and kpsewhich gives me the following  
path: /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/koma-script/ 
scrbook.cls. So most packages are actually there, but for some strange  
reason the base packages are not present.

Any Ideas?

Simon

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