[texhax] /usr/texbin not in path (MacOS)
jacobwegelin at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 10 23:18:35 CEST 2011
I downloaded MacTeX.mpkg.zip a couple days ago, unzipped it, and installed it today by clicking on MacTeX-2011.mpkg and accepting all defaults.
Consequently, by the following commands
seem to have no difficulty LaTeXing a small test document. The latter created a good clear pdf file.
But what is the elegant or sensible way to get latex and tex into my unix path?
MacBook Pro with Mac OS 10.6.8.
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAm
and currently 304 GB available space on my internal HD.
After installation, TeX Distribution is visible in System Preferences.
/usr/local/texlive is present.
/usr/texbin is present and is a link, as shown below in the unix shell.
~/Documents/LONGTERM/LaTeX/communication> ls -l /usr/texbin
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 63 Oct 10 16:36 /usr/texbin@ -> /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin
But /usr/texbin is not in my path:
~/Documents/LONGTERM/LaTeX/communication> echo $PATH
Do I have to do this "by hand," i.e., by editing my .bashrc file or
something? Is this not taken care of automatically when I install
Curiously, I do not find any "set PATH" command in my .bashrc file.
What is the most elegant or smartest way to get the $PATH set?
Thanks for any insights.
Jacob A. Wegelin
Department of Biostatistics
Virginia Commonwealth University
830 E. Main St., Seventh Floor
P. O. Box 980032
Richmond VA 23298-0032
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