[OS X TeX] MacTeX 2014 TeX Distribution panel broken under Mac OSX Yosemite RC
jrminter at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 15:11:34 EDT 2014
> On Oct 5, 2014, at 2:14 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2014, at 12:47 PM, John Minter <jrminter at gmail.com <mailto:jrminter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 2. Because this was an upgrade install, MacTeX was already symlinked into /usr/texbin. I am not sure whether that would be a case with a clean install. I should that the OS upgrade hung for well over an hour at the 2 min left point. Turns out it was copying files from /usr/local (TexLive and homebrew) from a recovery partition back to /usr/local. Cmd-L lets you see this in the log. I mention this because I suspect those of you who do upgrade installs will likely encounter this and might be concerned (as I was)...
> I've seen one other report of this behavior. How come texlive and homebrew are on a recovery partition?
First, thanks for the info and the files. I did an upgrade install. I am guessing the installer removed them and was replacing them. I saw other reports of this when I was concerned that my upgrade was botched. As others noted, patience was rewarded by a generally nice system...
> TeX Live Utility also has a problem because of the environment problem in Yosemite.
I haven’t tried that. I generally use tlmgr from the command line. That, at least, works...
> Note: unless you are playing games with PATH in your .profile or have changed stuff in /etc/profile /usr/texbin should be added to the PATH automatically because of the files in /etc/paths.d. Sometimes a major OS upgrade removes those files.
I did not change any of those. /usr/texbin is in /etc/paths.d/TeX so I am guessing the culprit is the environment problem. I did file a report with Apple. Hope they fix it before the release, otherwise more people will be turning to the list to deal with these issues. That was my reason for the “head’s up” here.
> Installing /Applications/TeX/FixMactex2014.pkg should fix that and any problems with the /usr/texbin symbolic link.
I’ll file these away on my backup disk for the next time. The links are there, the OS just doesn’t pass them to the Apps...
> You can use the enclosed scripts to change active TeX distributions until the TeX Distribution Preference Pane gets fixed.
> <switch TL versions.zip>
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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