[XeTeX] How to finish the installation of XeTeX 0.99993 (on MacOS)?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 13 23:29:15 CET 2016

> On Nov 13, 2016, at 12:33 PM, Christian Boitet <Christian.Boitet at imag.fr> wrote:
> I am using TeXShop (latest version), I reinstalled MacLive, and then MacTeX-2016, which are supposed to come with XeTeX. No way.
> The message is always the same. Trying to complie from TeXShop:
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xelatex.fmt
> warning: Configuration file texmf.cnf not found! Searched these directories:
> /opt/local/bin:/opt/local:/opt:/opt/local/bin/share/texmf-local/web2c:/opt/local/share/texmf-local/web2c:/opt/share/texmf-local/web2c:/opt/local/bin/texmf-local/web2c:/opt/local/texmf-local/web2c:/opt/texmf-local/web2c:/opt/local/bin/share/texmf/web2c:/opt/local/share/texmf/web2c:/opt/share/texmf/web2c:/opt/local/bin/texmf/web2c:/opt/local/texmf/web2c:/opt/texmf/web2c:/.:/opt/local/share/texmf/web2c:/opt/local/share/texmf/web2c
> Trying to proceed...
> /opt/local/bin/mktexfmt: line 336: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or directory
> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
> I can't find the format file `xelatex.fmt'!


You are NOT using the TeX Live installed by MacTeX. I don't know what MacLive is!? Did you install the MacPorts version of TeX Live? Could you tell me what

echo $PATH

returns? Either you or, if you did install the MacPorts TeX Live that installer, placed their position in the PATH before the trailing /Library/TeX/texbin.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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