[OS X TeX] Bug in Preference Pane

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Fri Jul 29 13:42:32 EDT 2011


On Jul 29, 2011, at 10:23 AM, Joshua Smith wrote:

> Dick,
> On Jul 29, 2011, at 10:06 AM, Richard Koch wrote:
>> Joshua,
>> The instructions say that you need to change into .FactoryDefaults
>> There also seem to be distributions in /Library/TeX/Distributions
>> itself, but these are irrelevant, and eventually point to the
>> distributions inside .FactoryDefaults.
>> Dick Koch
> Hum.  I have both TL 2010 and TL 2011, and I had gone between TL 2010 and TL 2011, but ultimately chose TL 2011.  TeXShop complained about /usr/texbin/pdflatex being broken.  I had to go into .DefaultTeX to fix the problem using the method you described.  Now, /usr/texbin points to /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin, which in turn points to i386.  TeXShop now works, but .FactoryDefaults is not involved.

This method fixes whatever TeX is default at the moment, rather than
a particular distribution. Please follow my instructions, not these.

The method described by Joshua switches to the 32 bit binaries in TeXLive2011.  Maybe
this is not what he intended.

Dick Koch

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