[OS X TeX] Mactex 2008 installation

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Mar 23 21:06:16 CET 2009

On Mar 23, 2009, at 2:52 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Mar 23, 2009, at 11:56 AM, fredgoodman wrote:
>> I have just installed mactex 2008 on two systems, with the result  
>> that I have two broken tex systems.
>> I also took the opportunity to remove old tex installations:   
>> gwtex,  tetex, fink tetex.  I left texlive 2007 in place.
>> Here's where I am:
>> System I:   texlive 2008 works on a test document (good).   But   
>> texhash,   updmap do not find any configuration files.
>> updmap is looking for config files in old (and removed)   /sw   
>> locations, where a fink tex installation used to be located, and  
>> ONLY in these locations.
>> On this system, even texlive 2007 is now compromised (potentially)   
>> because I can never run
>> texhash, updmap.
>> System II:    texlive 2008 doesn't work at all,  pdflatex runs, but  
>> then not even CM fonts are found,
>> and no pdf file is generated.
>> Any suggestions will be appreciated.
> Howdy,
> What is the active distribution according to the TeX Distribution  
> System Preference Pane? If it's not TeX Live 2007 or 2008 set it for  
> one of those distributions.
> What does
> echo $PATH
> (or $path if you are using tcsh)
> return? If there is a /sw/bin before the /usr/texbin take a look in  
> your .profile or .bash_profile (for bash) or .cshrc or .tcshrc (for  
> tcsh) and look for something that is initializing your path  
> (something running a /sw/... init file) and prepend /usr/texbin  
> before that.
> Hope that helps.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


That should have been prepend /usr/texbin by setting the path leading  
with /usr/texbin just AFTER the /sw/... initialization.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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