[OS X TeX] problem with tlmgr gui (solved)

Alex Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Wed Sep 10 16:28:43 EDT 2008

>> Hello,
>> thanks for your reply. In the meantime I found your posts about  
>> your problems with tlmgr on this list. After deciding to get rid  
>> of MacPorts Perl and facing a nightmare of dependencies I just  
>> decided to get rid of that software once and for all. So currently  
>> I am deleting tons files. My only question is: opt/local will  
>> still be in my path, even after that directory will be deleted -  
>> is that a problem? Should I modify my Path? If so, how?
> It won't stop it working. The system will just find nothing under
> /opt/local/bin etc. since the paths won't exist. (I assume you're
> deleting MacPorts altogether?) To save the system looking in
> non-existent places and to tidy things up, it would probably be  
> good to
> modify your path.
> If you are using bash (the default shell), look in your home directory
> for .bashrc or .bash_profile. You'll need to use Terminal's "ls -l"
> command since they won't show up in Finder. One of them likely  
> contains
> the MacPorts modifications to your path and you can edit the file so
> that the path is set as you wish.
> It _might_ make modifications to the configuration files in /etc. Does
> anybody know if that's the case? I don't use MacPorts myself so I'm  
> not
> sure where it makes all its changes...
> - cfr

Thanks again. I took this route:
deleting all macports stuff from my HD.
then editing .profile in my home directory and deleting the path to  
where MacPorts puts its stuff.
Now tlmgr GUI is working.


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