[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 5 09:40:47 EST 2008
On Dec 4, 2008, at 9:51 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 10:48 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:54 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> As part of TeX Live 2008 (and therefore MacTeX 2008) there is a
>>> CLI program called tlmgr which can be used to update the TeX
>>> distribution. Unfortunately the first version of tlmgr, as
>>> supplied in the present MacTeX 2008, has some bugs and needs to be
>>> updated before using it to update the distribution.
>>> Attached is a short document to get you started with tlmgr as
>>> supplied in MacTeX 2008 and BasicTeX 2008. It gives instructions
>>> for setting up and updating tlmgr and then gives a bit of
>>> information on the simplest way to get all available updates to
>>> the distribution. There is more information on use found in a
>>> document that came with MacTeX 2008 in /Applications/TeX/Utilities/.
>> Thanks Herb. When I ran the first command:
>> sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
>> I got:
>> sudo: tlmgr: command not found
>> which is very odd since I have messed with the command before,
>> though it has been some weeks. I never did tell it to install
>> anything, but it did exist.
> OK, now really bad stuff is happening. When I issue:
> loon:Dynamics gray$ pdflatex Main.tex
> I get:
> -bash: pdflatex: command not found
> which is definitely new.
> Can someone guide me on how to recover all my TeX related commands?
> -- Gary
Now I feel terrible... I don't know what happened on your system but
it doesn't look very good.
You may try following the instructions for disaster recovery by
downloading and running the .sh script at <http://www.tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html
>. Outside of that it may take a re-install of MacTeX 2008. Did you
get the TUG DVD? Then you can re-install from that.
I've been reviewing the instructions and may have a solution to the
problem although it shouldn't happen any more since things have
settled down and the servers should be in synch by now.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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