[Mac OS X TeX] Running latex from the command line

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Sun Feb 3 12:43:55 CET 2002

On Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 03:55 , William May wrote:

> The only TeX I have installed is the teTeX from the TeXshop web page. 
> This was installed automatically, and is at /usr/local/teTeX. I just 
> did a "find" from the root directory to make sure. Since the previous 
> message I have also encountered a similar error running dvips (actually 
> the error comes from metafont): "I can't find the base file `mf.base'!" 
> I find this file is at 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/mf.base. I also find the file 
> latex.fmt at /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/latex.fmt. So 
> both files exist, and are presumably at the right locations (since 
> TeXShop works fine). Are there environment variables that need to be 
> set?

Hmm, try to run

	sudo texhash

in a Terminal window and them try again.


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