[OS X TeX] macOS Sierra and paths.d

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Thu Sep 22 20:21:29 CEST 2016


Yesterday, Ari Stern wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2016, at 9:27 AM, Ari Stern wrote:
> Hi all:
> I just installed MacTeX 2016 on a fresh installation of macOS Sierra,
> but I noticed that /Library/TeX/texbin was not added to my PATH.
> Running FixLink.pkg had no effect.
> I did a bit of poking around and noticed that there were no
> /etc/paths.d/ or /etc/manpaths.d/ directories at all (not sure if this
> is a change from previous OS versions). After running "sudo mkdir
> /etc/paths.d" and "sudo mkdir /etc/manpaths.d", I ran FixLink.pkg
> again, and it worked properly.
> I suggest that both the MacTex installer and FixLink.pkg should be
> modified to test whether each of these directories exists, and if not,
> to create it.
> Cheers,
> Ari

I have now repaired FixLink, but haven't yet uploaded it anywhere.  If it proves necessary, I'll make the change also in MacTeX and post both.

Right now I'm looking for someone else who installed Sierra to a new disk rather than upgrading from an earlier version of OS X. If you are a TeX user, you'd also have to install MacTeX-2016. Can you typeset from the command line? More specifically, if you open Terminal in /Applications/Utilities, and type


and press RETURN, does the program run and report its version, or does Terminal report that no such program can be found. In either case, please write me with the results.

Dick Koch
koch at uoregon.edu

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