[OS X TeX] Install fail

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 2 19:40:33 CEST 2015

> On Sep 2, 2015, at 12:26 PM, John Burt <burt at brandeis.edu> wrote:
> How do I remove this version of tar? 
> How do I remove all of the fink software on my system? 
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Herb Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
> That's ancient and terrible! Ever since OS X 10.6 Plc code hasn't been supported. You really need to remove that stuff or you'll run into other problems in the future. 
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> On Sep 2, 2015, at 10:42 AM, John Burt <burt at brandeis.edu> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> I assume that you used Migration Assistant when you got the new MacBook Pro. How long ago was the Fink distribution installed? Please run
>> file `which tar`
>> and see if it can even be executed under Yosemite.
>> /sw/bin/tar: Mach-O executable ppc
>> and yes, it does work when I test it.
>> thanks for all this help!
>> John


Ok. Let's try to follow Ettore's advice first.

In Terminal run

ls -a

and see which of .profile, .bash_profile and .bashrc (notice the leading period) are present. Then, for each of the ones that are present run

mv originalfile oldoriginalfile

e.g., if .profile is present run

mv .profile old.profile

which will deactivate them as well as make them visible in your HOME foler in Finder.

Then log out and back in and then open Terminal again and run

echo $PATH
which tar

and let us know what information is returned.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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