[OS X TeX] Installation Problem

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Dec 29 01:22:01 EST 2006

On Dec 27, 2006, at 22:00, Bill Rowe wrote:

> There seems to be a problem with the texlive.sharedscript.pm script 
> portion of the texlive.ii2 package. When I attempt to install that 
> package I get an error message indicating a syntax error in that 
> script near line 27.
> When I look at that script I find line 27 is part of the checkTeXPath 
> subroutine that reads
> sub checkTeXPath
> {
>     if (not -e 
> "${II2INSTALLDIR}/bin/${arch}-apple-darwin-current/kpsewhich")
>     ipkgwarn( "I cannot locate the kpsewhich program. If this cannot 
> be found, configuration is impossible. I will bail out...\n");
>     die "### ${PROGNAME}: Bailing out on missing kpsewhich (broken 
> PATH setup? Missing program install?)\n";
>     }
>     elsif (${II2LOGLEVEL} > 3) {
>     print "### ${PROGNAME}: kpsewhich is at 
> ${II2INSTALLDIR}/bin/${arch}-apple-darwin-current/kpsewhich\n";
>     }
> }
> I believe there is a missing "{" that should appear just before the 
> ipkgwarn statement.

Yes, this typo has been fixed. Other things (like missing 
documentation) have also been fixed. And pdfTeX 1.40 is now available

I wonder how you were able to use the 27/12 i-Package and not get the 
update warning for the 28/12 i-Package.

> It is trivial for me to edit this file and add the "{" but this isn't 
> enough to fix the problem. When I do that, the i-installer app 
> recognizes my local copy of this script no longer matches the remote 
> copy and downloads a fresh copy from the server. This of course undoes 
> the correction I've made and I still see the error.

Yep. i-Installer resists tampering like this. You can get around that, 
but you won't be able to use the digital signature (because that is 

Just use the updated i-Package.


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