[texhax] download successful, installation not working

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 15 22:28:23 CET 2017

Joachim von zur Gathen <gathen at bit.uni-bonn.de> writes:

> I am grateful for your prompt help with downloading. After asking Mac
> Help, forums, and my local (fairly incompetent) Mac dealer, the latter
> eventually understood that the new MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 allows only
> downloads from iStore and some other sites. All others are blocked. Only
> the obscure (to me) "sudo spctl --master-disable" enables such
> downloads, including MacTeX. (Also Finder->File->Open works.)
> My installation finished with the fanfare "Installation successful". The
> files are all in my /usr/local/texlive/2017; see below. I added that
> path to my .../Preferences/Typesetting; see attached. The same happens
> with LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX. What is wrong?

My guess is that instead of having /usr/local/texlive/2017
-- which is the top directory for a large tree -- in your
command path, you want the specific subdirectory of that,
probably a subdirectory of /usr/local/texlive/2017/bin if
not that directory itself -- that contains the executable
files for tex, latex, pdftex, pdflatex, etc.

Again, I repeat my disclaimer that I'm not a Mac user and am
just guessing.

                              -- Bill

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