[OS X TeX] TeX based on TeX Live release

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Fri Nov 3 03:06:09 EST 2006

On 03.11.2006, 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?

Ok, got it myself. Fixed it and it seems to work. Still no idea, what  
broke it in the first place.


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