[OS X TeX] i-Installer: texconfig fails

Will Tuladhar-Douglas will at nairatmya.org
Mon Jun 28 09:48:08 CEST 2004

On 28 Jun 2004, at 00:32, George Ghio wrote:

> Hi
> Can anyone help with installation of Texlive on my new iMac (OS 10.3). 
> Have tried the instructions on the DVD several times to no avail.
> Everything seems to work as expected. Install runs smoothly.
> Texconfig results in command not found.
> Texlive suggests < /user/local/teTex > as the place for installation 
> on Mac.
> Is any of this correct? Have I lost the plot?

There's a similar problem with Gerben's i-Installer which surfaced 
after the most recent system update. Kpathsea complains that it can't 
locate a configuration file (fmtutil.cnf). I checked texmf.cnf to see 
that it was not corrupt, checked my paths, reinstalled everything and 
got the same error.

  I then went to to extreme measures - rm -rf on the whole teTeX tree 
then reinstall - and texconfig still fails - it complains that it is 
unable to fine a default application for dvi files and fails. It sound 
as though there may be something wrong with kpathsea, but I don't know 
what. I'm trying a fink install this morning - which should recompile 
everything - but if this is a known problem, I'd be delighted to hear 
some good news.

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