[OS X TeX] Re: pTeX

Andrzej Kozlowski akoz at mimuw.edu.pl
Sat Oct 8 02:17:54 EDT 2005

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Your advice was perfect. Thanks a lot!
I looked into ~/Library/TeXShop/bin just to confirm that  platex2pdf- 
sjis was not there. I knew it was not there because I had already  
checked that in the past. but what I did not know was that if I  
remove the bin directory and restart TeXShop it will be automatically  
re-created with the missing files (there were more of these than just  
this one). So know everything is working great! (I had already  
installed pTex a long time ago).

Now I only regret that I did post this message about a year earlier -  
it would have saved me a lot of effort. I just assumed that there  
were so few people working in a similar environment to mine that  
there was very little chance anyone would be able to help.

I guess I will be more of an optimist next time! Thanks a lot again.

Andrzej Kozlowski

On 8 Oct 2005, at 14:03, Richard Koch wrote:

> Andzei,
> Please look in the Library folder in your home directory. Inside  
> it, you should see
> the following:
>     ~/Library/TeXShop/bin
> and inside this bin directory you should see many files,  
> altpdflatexc, bibtexc,
> etc. But amoung these are programs needed by pTeX and one is
>     platex2pdf-sjis
> If this is missing, please remove the entire bin directory above,  
> not just the contents
> of the directory, but the entire directory, somewhere else, like  
> your desktop. Then
> restart TeXShop. The bin directory should be recreated and this  
> file should
> then be present. If it is not, please write again and I'll look  
> further.
> This works with TeXShop 1.40 and also TeXShop 2.03. What version  
> are you
> using?
> I think you also need to install pTeX, which you can find on  
> various Japanese sites,
> and suspect that it is not automatically in Gerben's teTeX. But I'm  
> not certain about
> that because the Japanese coauthors worked on that part of the  
> program. At any
> rate, try this and then write again if this didn't fix the problem.
> Dick Koch
> koch at math.uoregon.edu

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