MacTeX.pkg Problems

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Sat Mar 25 18:05:00 CET 2023

On 2023-03-25 at 17:09:32 +0100, Marek Stepanek via tex-live wrote:

 > Hello all!
 > I just downloaded MacTeX.pkg
 > md5 check ok (shasum too - of course).
 > After install I removed 2022 with
 > `mv /usr/local/texlive/2022 ~/.Trash`
 > Installing I thought: hopefully the installer will not mangle my
 > homebrew with ghostscript. Exactly this happened!
 > Issuing
 > `brew doctor`
 > throws up so many errors like
 > `/usr/local/share/ghostscript/9.55.0/Resource/Font/xylubt12.pfb`
 > that I am unable to see the beginning of it in my Term2 (zsh). Also
 > piping it to less does not help (<= sometimes I have this problem
 > in Vim too - any help for this problem?)

Hi Marek,
I have no experience with MacTeX and OS X at all.  I also don't know
why less and Vim have problems.

But what you can do to see the whole output printed to screen is to
write to a log file as well:

  brew doctor 2>&1 | tee brewdoctor.log

The expression 2>&1 redirects stderr to stdout and tee(1) prints to
both, screen and the file specified by its argument.

If this fails too, please try the same with bash instead of zsh.


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