[OS X TeX] Cannot change Tex Distrib. after upgrade to Maverics
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Apr 22 13:41:31 EDT 2014
On Apr 22, 2014, at 12:24 PM, <gsearby at free.fr> <gsearby at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have just upgraded from OSX 10.8.6 to Mavericks 10.9.2 and find I can no longer choose between my TEX distributions
> After upgrading, all the distributions showed up in the TeX pref pane but non were selected (most recent was TexLive-2012).
> When I selected one, the system asked for an admin passwd and then replied « failure » (in French) on /usr/texbin.
> So I then installed MacTeX-2013. The TexLive-2013 radio button in the pref pane is now active, but none of the others.
> The system still asks for a passwd when I try to select one, but nothing happens when I give it.
> O.K. TexLive-2013 now works, and I know you will say that I should be happy with it, but I am co-authoring a book with a colleague, we are nearly finished and would like to be able to go back to TexLive-2012 so that we work with identical distributions (my colleague does not like updating software that has no problems).
> Has anyone else seen this problem?
> I see no problem with the PATH
> echo $PATH
> /usr/texbin points here:
> ls -als texbin
> 8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 63 19 avr 09:51 texbin -> /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin
> /Library/TeX/Distributions/ seems OK:
> cd /Library/TeX/Distributions/
> ls -als
> total 64
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 14 root admin 476 18 avr 16:25 .
> 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 7 root admin 238 18 avr 16:25 ..
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 avr 16:25 .DefaultTeX
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 11 root admin 374 18 avr 16:25 .FactoryDefaults
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 déc 2010 Fink-teTeX.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 17 déc 2011 MacPorts-TeXLive.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 déc 2010 MacPorts-teTeX.texdist
> 64 -rw-r--r--@ 1 root admin 31302 18 déc 2010 TeXDist-description.rtf
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 déc 2010 TeXLive-2010-64.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 déc 2010 TeXLive-2010.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 17 déc 2011 TeXLive-2011.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 14 déc 2012 TeXLive-2012.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 avr 16:25 TeXLive-2013.texdist
> 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 déc 2010 gwTeX-2003-2005.texdist
> Any Ideas anyone?
> P.S. The cocoaspell pref panel was also broken by the upgrade, but solved by re-installation
> Thanks in advance,
> Geoff Searby
Sigh... the TeX Distribution Preference Pane is broken under Mavericks. We expect to have a fixed version for MacTeX-2014 which is presently being built and tested. Can't give a release date.
If you want to go back to TL2012 please get in touch with me off-list. I have a bit of a technical method for fixing that up.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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