[OS X TeX] Can't find required tool
Richard J Benish
rjbenish at comcast.net
Wed Aug 31 12:14:03 EDT 2016
> > On Aug 30, 2016, at 9:57 PM, Richard J Benish <rjbenish at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On a G5 with Mac OS 10.4.11, I've been using TeXShop v 2.33 for
>>years. Without consciously having changed anything to affect the
>>program, suddenly, when I hit the typeset button I get the error
>> "Can't find required tool.
>> "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. Perhaps TeXLive was not
>>installed or was removed during a system upgrade. If so, go to the
>>TeXShop web site and follow the instructions to (re)install
>>TeXLive. Another possibility is that a tool path is incorrectly
>>configured in TeXShop preferences. This can happen if you are using
>>the fink teTeX distribution."
>> I've tried restarting, correcting permissions, and reinstalling.
>>After failing to find an old install version on the web, I tried
>>installing from a locally saved copy of:
>> This resulted in a grayed out list of components which, when I
>>clicked on INSTALL, resulted in an error saying "There is nothing
>>to Install." Could that be because the non-functioning version
>>needs to be uninstalled first? If so I hesitate to do so before
>> I've haven't found anything on the web to get me back to a
>>properly functioning application.
>> Any ideas?
>> Richard Benish
>First... are you sure your not having Hard Disk problems?
>In Terminal please run the five commands
>ls -alF /
>ls -alF /usr
>ls -alF /usr/local
>ls -alF /usr/local/texlive
>and let us know the results.
>(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
I've attached the Terminal session with the five questions and
answers in the order that you gave them.
The last one says
"ls: /usr/local/texlive: No such file or directory"
If the file is supposed to be findable, I have no idea how it got lost.
I ran a MacOS hard drive diagnostic and passed. I've not had any
problems with the drive. It is less than a year old.
It's been a few weeks since I used LaTeX, but at that time,
everything worked fine--as it has for years. It would be nice to have
all new(er) stuff. My motorized transport just turned 50. It's got a
Slant-6. :) I really like my G5 and OS 10.4.11. And I'm broke.
Thank you very much for your help and your patience.
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