[OS X TeX] Mountain Lion neither makefile nor latex command functions

NMPOST7 nmpost7 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 14:54:06 CET 2013

On 13/11/2013 11:49, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Now that you have a working Xcode, what keeps you from building and installing the mal processor on your Mac?

Very honestly: my own inner insecurity. When it comes to computers, I am a self
taught person! (VBA, a bit of perl, earlier a bit of C, Linux and then Mac and
LaTeX). I started with LaTeX, because of my dissatisfaction with office
products. The results that LaTeX delivered finally got me stuck to it and the
fascination has remained, although the learning has taken a long time. I am
stuck with LaTeX for good and I love it

> I looked into the archive, malayalam-0.9.6.tar.gz. IMO you should tell the script install.sh that your actual texdir is /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local and maldir is /usr/local/share/malayalam. The setting for bindir can be left as /usr/local/bin. /usr/local/bin is also in PATH by default.
> The necessary binaries can built as mortal user, but the install.sh script needs to be run with elevated privileges, i.e., as "sudo ./install.sh".
> Installing the TeX files in the /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local branch allows you to use this installation with every release of TeX Live, 
which can be found in /usr/local/texlive/<year>.

My installed LaTeX came from the TeXLive CD 2012, which I get from DANTE.

> If you're uncertain of what to do or run into problems you can send me private eMails. Then I'll try to build and install the 
software myself and see how to solve this problem.

Thank you very much for your generosity. I am willing to give it another hand,
if I know in advance every single step of the installation. (it is the fear of
messing up my system that dominates my thinking)

> I am still on Snow Leopard so it's possible that I might not hit some subtleties…

I have not yet updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. I generally never update
my system, the moment a new version of an OS is released.

Thanks again for the generosity and support

Best regards

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