[OS X TeX] pdflatex.fmt format file missing
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 12:23:45 EDT 2007
On Aug 9, 2007, at 5:33 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 09.08.2007 um 05:55 schrieb Robert Morelli:
>> What's puzzling me most about this situation is that no one else
>> is aware of it. I was under the impression that
>> tetex was a pretty standard tex distribution for OS X and that
>> pdflatex was a pretty commonplace use of a
>> tex system. Am I wrong, or is tex just not used that much on OS X?
> It *was*, probably. TeTeX is now dead. And Fink's teTeX is a
> product you can't install that easily: first you need to install
> the Apple developer tools, optionally some X11, then comes Fink
> plus the optional FinkCommander, then some more software, then
> follows teTeX. And it can happen that you need to compile quite a
> lot of the whole software. Other distributions, TeX Live, gwTeX,
> MacTeX, are a bit easier.
The latter has to be the understatement of the year!
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