[OS X TeX] problems after getting new iMac

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Mon Nov 3 18:54:28 CET 2014

> On Nov 3, 2014, at 12:34 PM, Art Werschulz <agw at comcast.net> wrote:
> Answers to Herb's questions (which seem to have included Dick's and Ettore's):
>> What OS are you running?
> OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10).  I'm pretty sure that's standard on all newly-purchased Macs.
>> Did you try to install FixMacTeX2014.pkg (found in /Applications/TeX)? That will fix up /usr/texbin. Migration Assistant doesn't seem to like symbolic links so strange stuff happens.
> Having not done so originally, I have now done so, as well as nuking /usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-darwin from my PATH.
> It made no difference:

I was actually asking to directly run


from the command line. Now that you have somehow sanitized the PATH, what does happen if you run the above (bypassing the symlink chain)?

But the problem seems to lie with:

> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
> mktexfmt: No such file or directory
> I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!

So,  second question: what does

	 kpsewhich -engine=pdftex pdflatex.fmt

return? (Maybe you want to run /usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-darwin/kpsewhich).


Ettore Aldrovandi
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