[texhax] Installing TexShop Version 2.10beta8 (210)

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Sat May 5 09:12:05 CEST 2007

On  4 May, 2007, at 23:06, Larry Eisenberg wrote:

> Hi,
> I  just installed TexShop Version 2.10beta8 (210) on my Macbook  
> Pro.  Previously I had 2.09 which did not have this problem.  What  
> should I do to install the new version correctly?  Thanks,
> /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. Perhaps TeXLive was not  
> installed or was removed during a system upgrade. If so, go to the  
> TeXShop web site and follow the instructions to (re)install  
> TeXLive. Another possibility is that a tool path is incorrectly  
> configured in TeXShop preferences. This can happen if you are using  
> the fink teTeX distribution.

/us/texbin is a symlink to any of the modern TeX distributions on  
Mac: gwTeX-2003-2005, gwTeXLive or TeXLive-2007 (a.k.a. MacTeX):




(for gwTeX: http://ii2.sourceforge.net/ )

Front-ends ---like TeXShop, iTeXmac and Carbon Emacs--- set the path  
to this symlink (/usr/texbin), and you choose which distribution you  
want to use in a control panel in System Preferences, a mechanism  
devised by Gerben Wierda and Jerome Laurens to allow you to have more  
than one TeX distro.

That said, if pdflatex is not recognized, then either your TeX distro  
was indeed removed by a system upgrade (as you say above) or is too  
old. Either way you should download at least one from the addresses  



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