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

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at
Fri Apr 11 01:53:35 EDT 2008

Le 11 avr. 08 à 07:37, Charlse Darwin a écrit :

(Or Dick Koch, it' difficult to guess from that message what's Dick's  
original message and what's Charles' response)

> With just a little more work, MacPorts could participate in this  
> community, so users who install TeX with MacPorts would also get all  
> of these benefits. In particular, TeXShop, LaTeXiT, etc. would work  
> immediately with no configuration.
> I'm Ccing to folks at Macports in order to get their side of the  
> story…

Here's a message I just posted to the XeTeX mailing list:

> De : Bruno Voisin
> Date : 11 avril 2008 07:35:15 HAEC
> À : Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms
> Objet : Rép : [XeTeX] Problem installing XeTeX on OS X with  
> Darwinports
> Le 10 avr. 08 à 15:34, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>> I don't really know any details about Darwinports (have never used
>> it), but it sounds to me like the port is broken; I'd suggest
>> reporting the problem to the maintainer and asking them to check/
>> update it.
>> Looking at, I see that it refers to
>> XeTeX version 0.995; that's very old. TeX Live 2007 shipped with
>> 0.996 well over a year ago now; they should be using at least that
>> release, even if not more recent code from the current xetex
>> repository.
> Regarding DarwinPorts, now MacPorts, there
> seems to be several partially mixed up TeX installation packages at
> :
> - An old teTeX port (in category textproc) upon which a number of
> other, also old, additional packages like XeTeX and xdvipdfmx are  
> based.
> - An up-to-date TeXLive port, broken into several pieces but
> apparently not containing XeTeX.
> That's a bit unfortunate, all the more so since using MacPorts for
> installing TeX on the Mac would have allowed to get at the same time
> up-to-date versions of related software like Ghostscript, something
> which has become problematic for MacTeX now that i-Installer, which
> was used to provide such up-to-date versions, has gone unsupported.
> Bruno Voisin
> _______________________________________________
> XeTeX mailing list

This situation is all the more surprising as Juan Manuel Palacios, one  
of the current managers of the MacPorts project, used to be a regular  
on this list.

Bruno Voisin

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