[OS X TeX] Installing RTF2LaTeX2e

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Sat Jul 15 20:13:27 EDT 2006

Thanks for your help. I have made much progress. In fact, the problem  
lies in Mac/Unix, not in any TeX distribution or tool.
Maybe I should post on another list, but I want first this  
installation problem sorted out. I work on a Imac PPC, with MacOS X  

What I have found is that :

-- The file /usr/local/rtf2latex2e/rtf2latex2e.bin is not considered  
as an application, although ls -l gives :
1 andre  admin  410356 Jan 28  2004 rtf2latex2e.bin
If you go to /usr/local/rtf2latex2e and type rtf2latex2e or  
rtf2latex2e.bin, you get :
rtf2latex2e: command not found
rtf2latex2e.bin: command not found

-- The link in /usr/local/bin to /usr/local/rtf2latex2e/ 
rtf2latex2e.bin existed already (installed by i-installer, sorry  
Gerben), but it lead to a non-application.

-- No one of the files in /usr/local/bin is considered as an  
application. Go to this directory and type the name of any file, say  
ps2pdf, you get
                                            -bash: ps2pdf: command  
not found
instead af a error message saying "filename missing".

-- All the files in /usr/bin are executables : try 'zip' and you get   
full instructions for use of 'zip'.

Question : how to make files with all the needed  x's in /usr/local  
and subdirectories real executables, just as the files in /usr/bin ?

Another question : it seems that the password neded to log as root is  
not the same as the one which allows you to sudo. True? Or is my  
computer sick? (I had forgot the root password, so I had to change  
it, using the installation disk. But the system would not accept the  
new root password as a sudo password.)

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