[OS X TeX] TeX based on TeX Live release

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Nov 3 03:05:31 EST 2006

On Nov 3, 2006, at 08:44, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> On 03.11.2006, at 08:38, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> Thanks, I'm currently trying to install the new TeX and I see  
>>> problems: I-installer complains that it can't find kpsewhich and  
>>> quits the installation. This is with version 2.85
>> The subprocess output shows at the end:
>>> csh: /usr/share/init/tcsh/rc: No such file or directory.
>>> ### texlive.configure: I cannot locate the kpsewhich program. If  
>>> this cannot be found, configuration is impossible. I will bail  
>>> out...
>> So, it seems when you try to run kpsewhich from the configure script,  
>> it runs tcsh (your default shell maybe?) but startup initialisation  
>> of tcsh fails.
>> Possible here is that your tcsh setup is broken system-wide, but that  
>> you have repaired this in your own home directory with a .login or  
>> .cshrc file. This personal repair will not be available to the TeX  
>> i-Package as it runs as user root.
> I run bash as my default shell, of that's of any help. I can't  
> remember doing anything with tcsh for quite some time and my system  
> has been set up from scratch just recently. So what could be broken  
> here?

The report shows:

> II2USER=simi
> II2DOSERVER=ii2.10164.1681692777.1162502166.0x5b79c00
> II2BUILDSTAMP=1162162133
> PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/sw/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/ 
> powerpc-apple-darwin-current
> HOME=/Users/simi
> II2BUILDSTAMPDISPLAY=2006/10/29 22:48:53
> II2PKGSTAMP=1162330117
> USER=simi
> II2RESOURCES=/Applications/_Applications/_LaTeX/i-Installer.app/ 
> Contents/Resources
> II2SELECTEDSETS=tl2006-bin-powerpc|tl2006-bin-i386|tl2006- 
> maninfo|tl2006-dev-universal|tl2006-texmfe|tl2006-texmfdoc|tl2006- 
> gwtex|tl2006-gwtexdoc
> II2PKGSTAMPDISPLAY=2006/10/31 21:28:37
> CVS_RSH=ssh
> SHELL=/bin/tcsh
> II2PKGDIR=/Users/simi/Documents/i-Packages/texlive.ii2
> II2INSTALLDIR=/usr/local/TeXLive
> SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/501/SSHKeychain.socket
> II2PKGURL=http://tug.org/i-packages/texlive.ii2

Note that your SHELL environment variable is /bin/tcsh, so there is  
something amiss with your environment. Maybe the (in)famous  

Maybe it helps to set i-Installer to override the user environment.


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