[OS X TeX] Re: [texhax] Problem with TeX under MacOS

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Dec 9 20:11:39 CET 2003

On Dec 8, 2003, at 10:40 PM, ert_ at op.pl wrote:

> I have little problem with TeX, when I use It under MacOs. I have 
> installed TeX Live 7 under MacOs 10.2 and MacOs 10.1.5.
> When I try run TeX I receive:
> This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7x)
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt  tex.fmt
> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
> I can't find the format file `tex.fmt'!
> How I can repair this ?

As to how to fix TeX Live on the Mac, I don't know.

I would recommend alternatives:

- The simplest: install Gerben Wierda's TeX, a combination of teTeX and 
TeX Live, using i-Installer:


- Two other more Unixy alternatives: install through either DarwinPorts:


or Fink:


You might even afterwards want to install a Cocoa front-end to these 
distributions; see the lists provided here:


or there:


Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin 

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