[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr

Gary L. Gray glgray at me.com
Fri Dec 5 04:51:03 CET 2008

On Dec 4, 2008, at 10:48 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:54 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> As part of TeX Live 2008 (and therefore MacTeX 2008) there is a CLI  
>> program called tlmgr which can be used to update the TeX  
>> distribution. Unfortunately the first version of tlmgr, as supplied  
>> in the present MacTeX 2008, has some bugs and needs to be updated  
>> before using it to update the distribution.
>> Attached is a short document to get you started with tlmgr as  
>> supplied in MacTeX 2008 and BasicTeX 2008. It gives instructions  
>> for setting up and updating tlmgr and then gives a bit of  
>> information on the simplest way to get all available updates to the  
>> distribution. There is more information on use found in a document  
>> that came with MacTeX 2008 in /Applications/TeX/Utilities/.
>> <TlmgrMacTeX.pdf>
> Thanks Herb. When I ran the first command:
> sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> I got:
> sudo: tlmgr: command not found
> which is very odd since I have messed with the command before,  
> though it has been some weeks. I never did tell it to install  
> anything, but it did exist.

OK, now really bad stuff is happening. When I issue:

loon:Dynamics gray$ pdflatex Main.tex

I get:

-bash: pdflatex: command not found

which is definitely new.

Can someone guide me on how to recover all my TeX related commands?

-- Gary

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