[OS X TeX] Font problem?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jun 9 23:02:29 CEST 2005

Le 9 juin 05 à 18:16, François G. Schmitt a écrit :

>> The only thing that I can suggest is to do a reinstall (nothing  
>> needs to be cleaned up beforehand), but keep careful note of  
>> exactly what you do.  That way somebody on this list will be able  
>> to spot what is going wrong.  You are experiencing problems that  
>> should not occur...
> I will follow this advice.

As Aaron and Gerben just said, things look pretty bad. It might be  
you'll have to:

- First re-install Panther (in Archive & Install mode), clicking on  
Personalize at the step where you can, and making sure BSD subsystem  
is selected.

- Then re-install the TeX i-Package, making sur the last item (CLI  
activation) is selected.

Warning: Archive & Install is a rather painful (or at least time- 
consuming) process, in that you'll have to make sure that, for all  
the additional software that you had installed through installers,  
all the pieces that had been put inside /Library/ (like plugins,  
printer drivers, PPDs, etc.) and which have been displaced to / 
Previous Systems/Previous System1/Library/ by Archive & Install are  
put back in place. Plus all the additional software installed in  
invisible directories like /usr/local/ (the default location for  
software installed by i-Installer) will need to be re-installed.

An alternative solution which might work:

- Get the first Panther CD and, in the Optional Installs folder,  
double-click the symlink BSD Subsystem and proceed.

- Then re-install the Tex i-Package.

If everything goes well, you should eventually get something like:

$ echo $PATH

/usr/local/bin is added, for example, if you installed the  
GhostScript i-Package, and /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin- 
current by the TeX i-Package. There may be additional directories in  
case you installed additional software like Fink or DarwinPorts.


Bruno Voisin

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