[OS X TeX] MacTeX 2008: Can't find base packages

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Sep 13 14:53:53 EDT 2008

On Sep 13, 2008, at 1:45 PM, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> Hi,
> I installed MacTeX2008 and have a strange problem. I did the  
> installation without any problems and also already did several  
> updates with tlmgr-gui. Most of my stufff compiles just fine, but  
> today I tried the following minimal document which to my surprise  
> didn't compile:
> \documentclass{book}
> \begin{document}
> test
> \end{document}
> According to both pdflatex and kpsewhich, basic document classes  
> like article.cls and book.cls are not here. The document compiles if  
> I change 'book' to 'scrbook' (and kpsewhich gives me the following  
> path: /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/koma-script/ 
> scrbook.cls. So most packages are actually there, but for some  
> strange reason the base packages are not present.
> Any Ideas?
> Simon


Did you ever get error messages when updating with tlmgr?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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