[OS X TeX] installing texlive

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Thu Jul 1 10:24:11 CEST 2004

On 1 Jul 2004, at 5:31 PM, George Ghio wrote:

> after Tex is installed I have to set the path;
> export  
> PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/teTex/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin7.4:${HOME}/bin: 
> /sw/bin
> This may be darwin6.3???
> Does this look like it may be correct? Or am I lost never to be found  
> again.

Hi George

I can't comment on the TeX Live options that you chose, but I can help  
you here.
Since you don't have fink, you don't need /sw/bin in your path.

I'm going to give step by step instructions. If a line is unclear or  
doesn't work, stop immediately and reply what happened. Good luck! Here  
we go:

1 First, I think it would be best to clear the air of all of what we've  
done previously. Go to terminal and type:
mv ~/.bash_profile ~/bash_profile_backup

This will remove any customisations that we've done recently to bash by  
renaming the file so it's not read any more. Once we're done, you can  
delete the bash_profile_baskup file in your User folder.

2 Close your terminal window, open a new one.

echo $PATH

You should get the basic path you started with  

3 Next, type:
ls -p /usr/local/teTex/bin

You should have a folder (ends in a slash) that starts with  
"powerpc-apple-darwin" and ends in a number. Call this number X.Y.  
Based on previous answers you've given I *think* this will be 6.8 .

4 Now we want to set up bash to remember the path to the TeX binaries.  
In the following command, substitute X.Y for the number you found  
echo 'export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/teTex/bin/powerpc-apple-darwinX.Y'  
 >> ~/.bash_profile

So if the number was 6.8, enter this command:
echo 'export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/teTex/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8'  
 >> ~/.bash_profile

When you hit return, you will get no output. This is normal.

5 Now close your terminal window and open a new one.

echo $PATH

You should see your changes. If everything has worked correctly, you  
should now be able to run tex/latex etc from the command line...


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