[OS X TeX] Re: kpsewhich pointing to wrong location?

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri Jan 19 21:50:36 EST 2007

On Jan 19, 2007, at 18:42 , Nathan Paxton wrote:

> 	Thanks for the help.
> 	I don't actually have the multiple installs of TeX.  The locatedb  
> hasn't been rebuilt in a long while.  How can I force the system to  
> rebuild the locate database?

For most command-line tools, related files, and programming  
libraries, there are manual pages that come with the system or with  
the packages that proved them.

In this case, 'man locate' tells you that "/usr/libexec/ 
locate.updatedb" is the script to update the database.  Programs in "/ 
usr/libexec" are normally not run by mere mortals, so this directory  
is not in your "path".  You should use the full pathname to invoke  
the command.


Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's Income
"Weaseling out of things is what separates us from the animals.
  Well, except the weasel."
       - Homer J Simpson

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