[OS X TeX] Using Migration Assistant (was FixMacTeX2013)

Michael Welsh yomcat at yomcat.geek.nz
Fri Aug 23 05:04:13 EDT 2013

(sorry if this comes through twice, I have some email issues)

On 23/08/2013, at 8:57 PM, Michael Welsh <yomcat at yomcat.geek.nz> wrote:
> is there somewhere to download FixMacTeX2013 from without downloading the entire distribution?
> I recently used Migration Assistant to move on to a new machine, and it seems to be the way to fix the brokenness of TeX
> Michael

Okay, I managed to find it in mactex-addons.

However, it didn't fix my issue. TLU gives this error:
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMAppController applicationDidFinishLaunching:][3883]	Welcome to TeX Live Utility 1.13, running under Mac OS X Version 10.8.3 (Build 12D78) with 8/8 processors active and 32.0 GB physical memory.
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice +[TLMEnvironment updateEnvironment][3883]	Setting up a new environment for /usr/local/texlive/2013…
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice +[TLMEnvironment updatePathEnvironment][3883]	Using PATH = "(
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice +[TLMEnvironment updatePathEnvironment][3883]	/usr/bin/env

2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice +[TLMEnvironment _getInstalledYear:isDevelopmentVersion:tlmgrVersion:][3883]	Failed to read version string: (null), ret = 255
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMEnvironment initWithInstallDirectory:][3883]	Failed to determine local TeX Live version information.  This is a very bad sign.
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMEnvironment _checkForRootPrivileges][3883]	Root permission required for installation at /usr/local/texlive/2013
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice +[TLMEnvironment updateEnvironment][3883]	Nothing to update for /usr/local/texlive/2013
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMLogWindowController awakeFromNib][3883]	Loaded log window controller
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMDatabase _downloadDatabaseHead][3883]	Checking the repository version.  Please be patient.
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMDatabase _downloadDatabaseHead][3883]	Downloading at least 2048 bytes of tlpdb for a version check…
2013-08-23 08:59:45 +0000 Notice -[TLMDatabase connection:willSendRequest:redirectResponse:][3883]	redirected request to http://elena.aut.ac.nz/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
2013-08-23 08:59:46 +0000 Notice -[TLMDatabase _downloadDatabaseHead][3883]	Downloaded 2588 bytes of tlpdb for version check
2013-08-23 08:59:46 +0000 Notice -[TLMEnvironment _getValidServerURL:repositoryYear:][3883]	Version mismatch detected, but no fallback URL was found.
2013-08-23 08:59:46 +0000 Notice -[TLMEnvironment validServerURL][3883]	Stale repository returned from multiplexer.  Requesting another repository (attempt 2 of 5).

And TeXShop does
Running 'pdflatex  --synctex=1 --file-line-error  -recorder  "a5.tex"'
Latexmk: applying rule 'pdflatex'...
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013)

kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
mktexfmt: No such file or directory
I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
Collected error summary (may duplicate other messages):
 pdflatex: (Pdf)LaTeX failed to generate the expected log file 'a5.log'
Latexmk: Did not finish processing file 'a5.tex':
  (Pdf)LaTeX failed to generate the expected log file 'a5.log'
Latexmk: Use the -f option to force complete processing,
unless error was exceeding maximum runs of latex/pdflatex.
Latexmk: Errors, so I did not complete making targets

Do I need to reinstall the entire thing over the top, or is there an easier way?


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