[OS X TeX] Can't find required tool

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Apr 4 13:08:03 EDT 2006

On Apr 4, 2006, at 11:40 AM, George Gratzer wrote:

> I installed OS X 10.4.6 and now TeXShop does no longer work:
> Can't find required tool
> (pdflatex).
> How come?
> GG


No problem here after updating. I'm on PPC are you using Intel?

In any case, try looking at your path in Terminal:

echo $PATH

in bash (don't know the exact incantation with tcsh). It should  
include /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current to be able  
to find the binaries in Terminal. In TeXShop look at Preferences- 
 >Engine->Path settings and see if that is the default there too.  
Finally go to /Library/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current (the / 
Library/teTeX/ is a symbolic link to /usr/local/teTeX/) and see that  
pdflatex is there.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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