[OS X TeX] Can't compile - pdflatex issue

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Apr 12 01:48:20 CEST 2009

Dear Tim,

> Hello,
> I'm running the MacTex 2008 distribution on my Macbook Pro, and it  
> just won't compile.

I'm very glad you've subscribed to this mailing list ---as you can  
see, many knowledgeable people have come to your help.

Unfortunately, you're not providing more information than in the  
pdfTeX mailing list ---that is, how did you install MacTeX? What other  
distributions have you installed (even if you have uninstalled them)?  
I *really* don't think Fink installs anything in /usr/bin, not even  

Have you tried Richard Koch's advice of typesetting your sample  
document with TeXShop? As he said, that's in no way an endorsement to  
TeXShop, nor a recommendation for its use ---the only thing is that  
TeXShop looks into /usr/texbin for the binaries, no matter what Fink  
or other distribution has put in your .bash_profile or .profile;  
therefore, debugging would be easier.



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