[texhax] Mac TeX and OS Sierra

Richard Koch richardmoncriefkoch at icloud.com
Tue Nov 8 14:31:46 CET 2016


Please go to http://tug.org/mactex and follow the link near the top which reads "For Information on MacTeX and Sierra, click HERE." MacTeX installs a link which indirectly points to the TeX binaries; GUI apps are configured to use this link. For years, the link was


but in El Capitan, Apple removed permission for users to install in /usr. Note that /usr/local is still available; indeed we install TeX Live there. The main link to the binaries was changed to


Most of the standard GUI apps we supply make this change automatically. Perhaps you use some other front end.

Dick Koch

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