[OS X TeX] documentclass undefined

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 00:12:22 CEST 2005

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 00:02:52 +0200, Vince Filby <vfilby at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have been using LaTeX for years under Debian Linux with teTeX.  I
> recently moved to OS X and I am having trouble getting my thesis to
> compile.  Whenever I try to run 'latex' on my fille it tells me that
> '\documentclass' is an undefined control sequence.  As far as I know
> this is what happens when you try to run plain TeX on a LaTeX file.
> Just in case there was something in my custom cls file I created a
> small sample, shown below, and I compiled it with latex.  The same
> result occured and is also shown below.
> Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

What happens if you run

latex x

 from a command prompt? (Yes, there is a file called x.tex on your system.)
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