[OS X TeX] TLU broke my symlink
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jun 6 23:07:11 CEST 2010
On Jun 6, 2010, at 3:50 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
> Actually, I don't know what happened. I'm just hoping to get attention :-}
> I am using TL-2010 (on Mac OS X, 10.5.8), and update periodically. Until today, I was using TLU 0.86.
> Prior to the broken symlink, I had updated on 6/2. Each time I update, I run a few typesets to make sure I haven't hosed things completely, and so far, no problems.
> On Friday, I noticed BibDesk's preview was complaining. Further checking revealed this:
> <justin at zippo:SageDays22> ls -l /usr/texbin
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 63 Jun 5 17:31 /usr/texbin -> ../Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/i386
> as expected, but
> <justin at zippo:SageDays22> ls -l /usr/texbin/
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 34 Mar 8 2008 /usr/texbin/ -> ../../../../../../../opt/local/bin
> was somewhat of a surprise (not to mention totally wrong). Has anyone seen this? I don't make a habit of messing with symlinks in the system's backyard, so this wasn't something I did deliberately.
> I fixed the problem by recreating the 'texbin' link.
> Hoping for clarity, and thanks, in advance...
This sounds more as though you tickled something in the TeX Distribution System Preference Pane. That assignment sounds like it's pointing to something (possibly a TeX Distribution?) in MacPorts. Did you install a MacPorts distribution?
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