[OS X TeX] [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.6

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 12 11:18:12 EST 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 10:08 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:

> Tahnks Adam fir the prompt response.
> At 15:01 +0000 12/1/09, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> 1) can you reproduce the problem?
> yes happens every time I try
>> 2) if so, what is the blue URL link at the bottom of the window?
> http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/
> I tried to change this in the Preferences to the one in Berlin, same  
> result
>> > One other minor thing: the Get Info panel for this utility doesn't
>>> show the version number.
>> Is this Finder's get info?  The app's About box shows the version
> yes it is the Finder's get info.
> Perhaps I should say a bit more about this installation.
> Machine: Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002)
> OS: 10.5.6  TeXLive-2008 TLU v 0.6
> I used to have gw TeX, then I installed TeXLive-2008, and this  
> worked OK so I uninstalled gw TeX _but_ I may not have done this the  
> best way: I used Gerben's i-Installer and chose the `uninstall'  
> command for every package it said I had. Everything seemed to work  
> just fine after that until I wanted to use the terminal for texdoc  
> or kpsewhich or similar, I don't remember now which, and terminal  
> responded: `command not found'. So I don't have any of these! Still  
> my TeX installation works fine. I thought that tlmgr could re- 
> install these but had not tried until your nice utility came along.
> OK so concerning my problem maybe this list can suggest ways to get  
> the terminal commands back, (I have two other machines with OK  
> installations) or as a last resort I can reinstall.
> Concerning TLU this info may help, but even if not, the drop down  
> dialog should still exit gracefully rather than stick, maybe with  
> the message: Sorry mate your installation is so messed up I cannot  
> help you.
> Peter
>> number.
>> thanks,
>> Adam


What does

echo $PATH

return? It should have /usr/texbin in the path.

You should have a TeX Distribution system preference pane. What does  
it say is the active distribution?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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