[OS X TeX] Mountain Lion neither makefile nor latex command functions
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 12 12:05:18 EST 2013
On Nov 12, 2013, at 10:51 AM, NMPOST7 <nmpost7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/2013 17:36, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> You say you updated to OS X 10.8.5 but not from what version of the you started.
>> Please let us know what
>> ls -alF /
>> ls -alF /usr
>> ls -alF /usr/local
>> echo $PATH
>> which latex
>> returns as run in Terminal. Do you use a GUI front end for compiling or do you use the Terminal directly?
>> Try to install the FixMacTeX2013.pkg found in /Applications/TeX; i.e., double click that .pkg file and follow the directions.
> Thank you, Herb,
> I was using Snow Leopard. my latex was installed using TeXLive-2012
> As mentioned in my last message Just did: PATH=/usr/texbin:$PATH; export PATH
> and the latex command works.
> However the "make" command does not work
> I just tried you "which latex" command but it returns nothing :(
Why did you install TeXLive directly rather than via MacTeX? MacTeX installs a full TeX Live 2013. It also sets up the proper symbolic links so the /usr/texbin actually works and the proper $PATH. There is no need to configure anything (Unless you also have a MacPorts or Fink distribution present)! You can get the MacTeX installer from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/>.
If you actually installed via the MacTeX installer please install the FixMacTeX2013.pkg which should fix up the problems with $PATH and /usr/texbin.
If you actually installed TeX Live directly, where is TeX Live installed? If it's in /usr/local/texlive/2013 try using
since it's MacTeX that creates the /usr/texbin symbolic links so that you can switch distributions via the TeX Distribution Preference Pane in system Preferences (also installed by MacTeX.
As far as `make' is concerned, what does
return. Also, please let me know what the commands in my original post returns!
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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