[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Aug 18 13:21:56 EDT 2010

On Aug 18, 2010, at 11:56 AM, Josep Maria Font wrote:

> El 18/08/2010, a las 17:01, Peter Dyballa escribió:
>> On the command line (in Terminal, xterm, Emacs):
>> 	time pdflatex <file name>
> My bash does not find pdflatex (nor tex, etc.):
> Mac:~ jmfont$ time latex file
> -bash: latex: command not found
> real	0m0.022s
> user	0m0.000s
> sys	0m0.001s
> My bash says:
> Mac:~ jmfont$ echo $PATH
> /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/opt/local/bin
> I everything OK here ? My installation is a standard MacTeX 2009.
> JMaF


It's clear that /usr/texbin is not on your PATH. What version of OS X are you using? Did you transfer everything from one machine to another?

Assuming you are on Snow Leopard (actually I think this also is the way it works in Leopard too) take a look at parts (d) and (e) for the answer to QM.10 on the MacTeX FAQ, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/2009/faq/#qm10>. I know it refers to MacTeX-2008 but this will work for any MacTeX on Snow Leopard.

Since things seem to work properly under GUI apps /usr/texbin seems to be defined and working correctly.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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