[OS X TeX] Font problem?

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Thu Jun 9 21:02:09 CEST 2005

On Jun 9, 2005, at 12:16 PM, François G. Schmitt wrote:

>> Your path is not set correctly.  However, the i-installer should have  
>> properly set this for you.  You can try to set it yourself so you can  
>> run texhash to see if that fixes your font problem.  If you have bash  
>> type:
>> PATH=/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:$PATH
>> export PATH
>> or if you have tcsh type:
>> setenv PATH /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:$PATH
>> The problem is that whichever of the above commands works needs to be  
>> in either ~/.bashrc or ~/.tcshrc respectively to make it permanent,  
>> but you should never have to do this if everything was installed  
>> properly in the first place (the path is changed in the system  
>> initialization file not your personal initialization file).
> I have changed the path (using the first alternative using bash):
> the command 'sudo texhash' now runs, but other commands are not found:
> sudo texhash
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/texhash: line 2:  
> sort: command not found
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/texhash: line 2:  
> uniq: command not found
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/texhash: line 147:  
> tty: command not found

OK, this is very bad!  sort, uniq and tty are system utilities (all  
UNIX systems have them in fact).  Do they exist on your mac?:

jackson% ls -l /usr/bin/sort
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  39976 16 Apr 02:33 /usr/bin/sort

jackson% ls -l /usr/bin/uniq
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14388 16 Apr 02:34 /usr/bin/uniq

jackson% ls -l /usr/bin/tty
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14520 16 Apr 02:33 /usr/bin/tty

If they don't then, your system is in an inconsistent state.  If they  
do exist, then there's something screwy with the PATH variable.  sudo  
should use the PATH that your current shell uses, which means in this  


so these utilities should be found by texhash.


Start a new terminal window

  	echo $PATH
	export PATH
  	echo $PATH


	sudo texhash

What do each of these commands print out?

> BTW I could not find the folder  ~/.bashrc:
> cd ~/.bashrc
> -bash: cd: /Users/francois_schmitt/.bashrc: No such file or directory

It's not a directory, it's a file.  The file just contains shell  
commands that are executed when the shell starts up.  You can create it  
with any program that can save as pure text.

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