[OS X TeX] TLU broke my symlink

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Tue Jun 8 02:16:06 CEST 2010

On Jun 7, 2010, at 14:06 , Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jun 7, 2010, at 2:51 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> On Jun 7, 2010, at 10:53 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> On Jun 7, 2010, at 12:39 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>>>> Following up...
>> [snip]
>>> This sounds as though /Library/TeX/ is broken. Not sure how you  
>>> fix that.
>> I've checked what I could of the structure of the distribution  
>> folders.  AFAICT, the only problem was the breakage of the symlink  
>> to "/usr/texbin".  At least, that's all I changed, and things  
>> started to work again.  Recall that I had been testing each update  
>> to TL, and it was after the last update and test cycle that things  
>> broke.
>> I have completed another update/test cycle, and there's no breakage.
>> Justin
> Howdy,
> What happens when you open the TeX Distribution Preference Pane? If  
> all it shows/detects is the MacPorts distribution there must be more  
> wrong than that.

As it says above: no breakage.  The prefs panel shows all of my  
distributions (and did once I repaired the broken "texbin" link).

The problems I saw all seemed to stem from that once issue; with the  
one change (the link), things went from not working at all to working  
as expected.

Again, thanks for giving this some thought.


Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
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