[OS X TeX] TeXShop in MacTeX 2018 pretest

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Fri Mar 16 16:18:16 EDT 2018


Thanks very much for this test, which is actually good news for me,
Another user installed also on El Capitan and reported that pdftex
and other TeX binaries failed with an "illegal instruction 4" error.
On my El Capitan machine, the binaries work, and indeed they are
compiled on this machine.

My machine runs 10.11.6, as does yours. I don't yet know what version
of El Capitan this user is running.

NOTICE TO OTHERS: We desperately need more tests on El Capitan!!!


Now as to your particular issue, I don't know if TeXShop 3.98 runs on
El Capitan, but in the process or studying the issue above, I found that
version 3.99 runs fine. The release version of MacTeX-2018 will contain
3.99, and indeed it already does here. So you did the correct thing by
downloading the most recent TeXShop when the other one failed.

Dick Koch

> On Mar 16, 2018, at 1:06 PM, John Collins <jcc8 at psu.edu> wrote:
> I've newly installed MacTeX 2018 pretest.  That went extremely smoothly, and the TeXLive 2018 pretest part of it seems to be working correctly.
> However TeXShop.app as installed from the 2018 pretest crashes immediately on startup, with the message "TeXShop quit unexpectedly". If I start the executable (in Contents/MacOS) from the command line, it simply gives a message "Killed" and then stops. Info.plist reports the TeXShop version as 3.98
> I restored an older version of TeXShop (3.77) from backup; that still worked.  Then I installed the newest version (3.99) from the Check for Updates menu item.  The new version works.
> So there appears to be a problem specifically with the version of TeXShop that is is installed by the current MacTeX 2018 pretest (mactex-20180304.pkg).  I can provide the crash report if needed.
> I am running El Capitan (10.11.6) on an iMac from mid 2010.
> John Collins
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