[OS X TeX] kpsewhich does not answer...

Jacques André jacques.andre35 at orange.fr
Fri Jun 6 09:12:33 EDT 2008

I wprk on Mac os x, 10.5
Due to problems -- probably a doubled installation of mactex  both in / 
usr/ and in /sw/ (why?) -- I have deleted all my texlive files  
including the directories

and Library/TeX

then I have reinstalled MacTex-2007 (dec. 2007) from CTAN through i- 
Installer, on the mac HD.
TeXShop seems to work, but from the terminal I cant run latex:

Actualy,  kpsewhich does not answer. Example :

[Fertel:~] jandre% which kpsewhich
[Fertel:~] jandre% kpsewhich texmf.cnf
  => no answer, but

[Fertel:~] jandre% find /usr -name texmf.cnf -print

an other test

[Fertel:~] jandre% kpsewhich latex.fmt
[Fertel:~] jandre% find /usr -name latex.fmt -print

What's wrong. More precisely, how to know what's wrong in my  


Jacques ANDRÉ

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