[OS X TeX] installing texlive

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jun 29 15:46:24 CEST 2004

On 6/29/04 12:43 AM, "George Ghio" <ghiog at netconnect.com.au> wrote:

> Well I just don't know what is left. Perhaps I should just go back to
> OS10.2.7?
> I have tried everything I can think of.
> Only one version, is that just 'echo $PATH' ? This gives;
> Last login: Tue Jun 29 15:15:42 on ttyp1
> Welcome to Darwin!
> George-Ghios-Computer:~ georgeghio$ echo $PATH
> /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin
> George-Ghios-Computer:~ georgeghio$
> Got no idea from this. Do you have OS 10.3, if so what is your path?
> George


The path is the list of directories the system looks through to find
executables at the UNIX level. It looks in the path list starting at the
left and continuing until it finds the program it's looking for; e.g., first
in /bin and then, if it doesn't find it there, in /sbin, etc., for your
PATH. If it doesn't find the program it complains. By the way, this has
nothing to do with 10.2.x vs 10.3.x.

It is clear that your PATH variable does not have the directory which
contains pdflatex, etc., so it complains that it can't find the program.

Now... 1)are you installing gwTeX? If so is it via the i-installer? If so,
you'll have to run the configuration stage of the install again. 2)Did you
try to install TeXLive directly from the CD/DVD? If so you should probably
find out where it was installed and delete all of it before using the
i-installer. 3)Did you try to install the FINK version of TeX? If so you
should do the same to that install.

The one thing that looks ok is that the PATH looks like it's pretty
``virgin'' so other software hasn't done anything bad to it (yet).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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