Re: [OS X TeX] ``/usr/texbin/pdflatex´´ does not exist

Richard Koch koch at
Thu Apr 10 21:52:37 EDT 2008


I already replied privately to this message. The short answer:  
TeXShop's binary path preference does not allow colon separated lists  
of paths. The longer answer: all of this would be automatic without  
any reconfiguration of front ends or utilities, if only MacPorts  
installed the TeX Distribution Data Structure by Jerome Laurens and  
Gerben Wierda.


On Apr 10, 2008, at 6:18 PM, Charlse Darwin wrote:

> I'm trying to open a .tex file and TexShop gives me the following  
> error message:
> /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. Perhaps TeXLive was not  
> installed or was removed during a system upgrade. If so, go to the  
> TeXShop web site and follow the instructions to (re)install TeXLive.  
> Another possibility is that a tool path is incorrectly configured in  
> TeXShop preferences. This can happen if you are using the fink teTeX  
> distribution.
> I do have pdflatex installed however:
> $ which pdflatex
> /opt/local/bin/pdflatex
> I tried setting up the path in Preferences but had no luck. For  
> `(pdf)TeX´, I changed /usr/texbin to ``/usr/texbin:/opt/local/bin´´  
> and once that's didn't work, for `Distiller´, I changed /usr/local/ 
> bin to ``/usr/local/bin:/opt/local/bin´´, again nothing.

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