[OS X TeX] TeX on Snow Leopard

Luci Ellis luci at verbeia.com
Wed Sep 2 23:52:23 CEST 2009

On 31/08/2009, at 10:37 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Aug 31, 2009, at 5:49 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:
>>> Thanks for this information. Unfortunately, while TeXShop is still
>>> finding the TeX binaries on my system since I installed Snow  
>>> Leopard,
>>> the terminal is not finding commands such as texhash, updmap etc,  
>>> even
>>> after completing all the steps below. It keeps saying "Command Not
>>> Found".
>>> I'm therefore going to have to stay on TeX-Live 2007 for the time
>>> being. (I have a large collection of non-standard fonts so I need
>>> updmap etc to work. So much for my attempt at a big-bang upgrade.)
>>> I've tried some complex test files and they all seem to work with
>>> TeXShop 2.26, TeX-Live 2007 and Snow Leopard.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Luci
> <snip> other helpful stuff
> Howdy,
> TeXShop has the path to the TeX binaries built in via its  
> preferences while the shell (Terminal) uses the path variable ($PATH  
> for sh or bash, $path for csh/tcsh). With Leopard or Snow Leopard  
> and unless you also have a Fink or MacPorts TeX distribution (both  
> very old now) you shouldn't change you personal ``profile'' but  
> rather have the system automatically put the proper path in for you.
> Create a text file that contains
> /use/texbin
> and end it with a Return (i.e., the cursor should be on the next  
> line). Save it as TeX to your Desktop. In Terminal copy it, as root,  
> to the proper location
> sudo cp ~/Desktop/TeX /etc/paths.d
> and your done. You may have to log-out and back in for this to take  
> effect or maybe only restart Terminal.

Thanks. I had actually done this, but hadn't logged out and in again.  
It works now. The next step was to rebuild my MAP files (painful, but  
done) and work out why some of my fonts are choking (not yet done --  
something to look at on the weekend).

Kind regards,
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