[OS X TeX] How to install PDFbox on MacOS X 10.5.6?

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Sun Mar 8 19:23:55 CET 2009

On 08.03.2009, at 17:29, RA Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> On 08.03.2009, at 12.45, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> http://www.macports.org/install.php
> I think I've installed properly XCode and X11 and Macports. But
> sudo port -v selfupdateas well ascd /opt/local/bin/portslocation/ 
> dports/pdfboxdo not work.
> albook:~ rafv$ cd /opt/local/bin/portslocation/dports/pdfbox
> -bash: cd: /opt/local/bin/portslocation/dports/pdfbox: No such file  
> or directory
> albook:~ rafv$ sudo port -v selfupdate
> WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
> or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
> typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.
> To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.
> Password:
> sudo: port: command not found
> albook:~ rafv$
> I do not know what I did wrong, but for instance there is no  
> directory /dports in /opt/local/bin.
> What I have to do, to install PDFbox successfully?
> TIA and kind regards, Friedrich


can you quickly give an overview how you installed macports?
also, try in terminal:
which port

even if you installed macports successfully you still have to install  
pdfbox by using the appropriate command line commands and using sudo


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