[OS X TeX] problem using /opt/local instead of /usr/local/
C.Brewster at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Thu Sep 11 08:56:29 EDT 2008
> On 11 Sep 2008, at 13:42, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Are you really sure the TeX Distribution panel in System Prefs
> points to TeXLive-2007 not MacPorts-teTeX? You can check by looking
> for example at the symlink /Library/TeX/Root: the Finder should
> report it an alias of /usr/local/texlive/2007 if the panel is
> correctly configured.
Yes it is reported by Finder as an alias of texlive
> I'm not sure deleting /opt/local would solve the problem. Is /usr/
> texbin really in PATH? What do you get with "echo $PATH"? Here
> without MacPorts I'm getting:
> $ echo $PATH
christopher-brewsters-macbook-pro-15:~ kiffer$ echo $PATH
> If none of this points at the solution, then I must admit I'm lost.
> Are you using Tiger (OS X 10.4) by the way, or Leopard? Pre-Leopard
> systems differ from Leopard in the way PATH (and MANPATH) are
> constructed (see <http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/LeopardTeXFix.rtf>).
> MacTeX-2008, and a relatively recent version of MacTeX-2007, should
> take care of both situations, but if you did a system migration from
> a Tiger machine to a Leopard one using Apple's Migration Assistant,
> you may have Tiger setup files hanging around in Leopard. Normally
> that should be harmless, but Murphy may be at work here.
I am on Leopard completely up to date. I did a clean install of
everything including TexLive 2007 in December or some time then.
> Disk space and bandwidth allowing, you may also just install MacTeX
> 2008 and see what happens.
I will do that and report back.
Thank you for your comments ....
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