[OS X TeX] font trouble

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Mar 25 15:58:42 EST 2006

On 25 Mar 2006, at 01:07, Jameel Kassam wrote:

> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/mktexpk: line 1:  
> basename: command not found

It seems you installed OS X and instructed the OS X installer to  
leave out the BSD tools. TeX Live (and teTeX) TeX require these tools  
(like basename, sed, awk, etc) to be available.

Strange though that you did not get a warning from the i-Package. The  
configure stage checks for /usr/bin/grep to be available, which afaik  
is part of the BSD support in OS X. If you have that you should also  
have the basename command.

Another potential source for a problem like this is a damaged OS X  

Another potential source for a problem like this is a damaged  
environment (e.g. because you have changed ~/.MacOSX/ 
environment.plist. i-Installer is slightly protected against a  
damaged environment, but most other tools (like TeXShop) are not.  
Hence, the i-Package might install and configure OK, but outside i- 
Package/i-Installer TeX may not work because your environment is not OK.

All in all, this does not look like font trouble but system trouble.


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