[OS X TeX] TLU broke my symlink

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Mon Jun 7 14:22:50 CEST 2010


If it will help ...

The symbolic link /usr/texbin is created when MacTeX is installed. It points to a hidden folder in the
TeX Distribution Data structure. On Intel, it points to


But actually, Contents is also a link, which is changed when a TeX Distribution is set to active.
This links points to the data structure for the active distribution. In this indirect way, /usr/texbin
points to the location of Intel binaries in the active distribution.

If it is pointing to opt/..., then the distribution believes that Macports has the active distribution.

Dick Koch

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