[OS X TeX] installing texlive

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 30 10:27:38 CEST 2004

On 30 jun 2004, at 10:11, George Ghio wrote:

> What I have is bash. I have installed Tex to '/usr/local/teTex'
> 'export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/teTex/bin:~/bin:/sw/bin'
> Would this be right?

Does the /usr/local/teTex/bin directory hold the tex binary? IIRC with  
TeXLive the actual executable files live in and "architecture  
directory' (as TL can be installed on a file server and serve multiple  
platforms). You need to look inside this directory; if it contains the  
tex binary, all is OK, if it just contains another directory, something  
like "powerpc-apple-darwin7.4", set the path to:


I see you have Fink installed: make sure that there are no traces of  
TeX inside Fink, it might make you very unhappy.

> Does it need '.bash_profile' before it?

??? this path setting has to be added to a file called '.bash_profile'.

echo 'export  
sw/bin' >> .bash_profile

(single quotes are important, it prints the right string, and instead  
of sending it to the terminal, it is redirected to the file  

> I am learning a lot but am not sure about these things.

If you really want to get into these things, I can recommend the Mac OS  
X in a Nutshell book from O'Reilly, although you should probably wait  
for the Panther/Tiger release -- that one should discuss bash, the  
current release still assumes tcsh.


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