[OS X TeX] TeXLive-2006 Problem on PowerPC

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Thu Jan 4 02:15:08 EST 2007

Le 03-janv.-07 à 20:34, Richard Koch a écrit :

> Folks,
> Two people, Franck Pastor and Alessandro Andretta, reported  
> problems running TeXLive-2006 on PowerPC machines. Their GUI front  
> ends couldn't find pdflatex.
> This problem turns out to come from an error in the TeXDist data  
> structure. To fix it
> 	sudo bash
> 	cd /Library/TeX/Distributions/.FactoryDefaults/TeXLive-2006/ 
> Contents/Programs
> 	rm powerpc
> 	ln -s ../../../../../../../usr/local/texlive/2006/bin/powerpc- 
> darwin  powerpc
> This error has two causes. Gerben's gwTeX package writes the wrong  
> value for this link (in TeXLive-2004, 2005, and 2006). Presumably  
> this will soon be fixed. The MacTeX 2005 and 2006 packages should  
> rewrite the texdist data for the distribution being installed, but  
> don't if this data already exists. So although MacTeX writes the  
> correct value, it doesn't fix mistakes. This will be fixed in the  
> next release.
> Dick
> koch at math.uoregon.edu

This has completely fixed the problem. Thanks again, Richard!

Franck Pastor

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