[OS X TeX] Need help migrating machines
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Fri Jan 29 17:40:35 EST 2010
On Jan 29, 2010, at 2:46 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2010, at 2:09 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm migrating from an old machine to a new 27" iMac (woot!) and I need some help. My old machine was running MacTeX 2007, but I don't think that matters. Here's what I've done:
>> (a) Installed MacTeX 2009.
>> (b) Copied over my old user hierarchy to my new machine. I did this by hand because I partition my drive so my home folder sits on a separate partition (/Volume/Files/~). I can log in and it seems to work.
>> Here's the problem. I can run TeX, but it doesn't see my private TeX hierachy, ~/Library/texmf/... What's the magic incantation to update TeX's path list?
> I'm not sure I understand what you've done in part (b) but what do
> echo $HOME
> kpsepath tex
In part (b) I just copied my home folder from the old machine to the second partition on my new machine, then pointed my account to use that as the home folder.
echo $HOME returns /Volumes/Files/goedde as it should
The output from "kpsepath tex" is shown below. I think it's correct.
env | egrep -i 'TeX|MF' returns:
More investigation shows that tex works from the command line but not from within TeXShop. From the command line files are found correctly inside /Volumes/Files/goedde/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ as they should be. But texing from within TeXShop fails with a file not found error for those same files. I'm not sure how that can be, any suggestions?
Output from "kpsepath tex":
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