[OS X TeX] teTeX does not run on OS X

Michael Murray mmurray at maths.adelaide.edu.au
Tue Mar 12 05:03:14 EST 2002

>I have the same problem as C. Dube with Texshop (but I work around 
>by asking to process in TEX and Ghostscript in stead of in  pdftex). 
>This refusal to recognise pdftex occurred indeed first after 
>upgrading TeTex to the version of 22/02 (during the installation 
>some other things went wrong especially with fonts) I did not solve 
>any of the font problems yet--> computer modern only.
>It is interesting to know that in iTexMac the problem does not occur 
>when altpdflatex is chosen but there it occurs also when pdflatex is 
>chosen, therefore I assume that somewhere in the distribution both 
>formats (pdftex and pdflatex) got mixed up.

I had this problem awhile ago and it was a permissions thing. Try 
going into Terminal and typing
"pdflatex file.tex"  where file.tex is something you want to tex in 
your home directory.  See what it

I didn't have the same problem as C. Dube as the installer didn't 
complain -- it was just something I had done
at some stage that screwed the permissions.


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