LATEX commands are not found :( Help!!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lifeguard11, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. lifeguard11 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    Please help, PhD thesis submission in 1 week and my Latex is not working properly on a OS X Lion. When I tried to type several commands in the terminal window to compile my latex documents, the error message popped up:

    -bash: bibtex: command not found
    -bash: makepdf: command not found

    It used to work fine on Snow Leopard and now I have this problem.

    How can I resolve it????

    Thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Sounds like your path got mangled. Where did you get LaTeX from originally?

    I'd suggest going back there and re-installing as the easiest path.

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  3. lifeguard11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Well, I downloaded my Latex from somewhere (don't really remember the exact source). Why is this so important?

    So, you suggesting to re-instal the whole Latex? Is there any other way...perhaps adding path or something among these lines?

    Thanks
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    You'd have to know what you are doing, which if you did, you wouldn't have to ask. ;)

    Plus there's less risk to your thesis from mucking about.

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  5. lifeguard11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so the solution is to install the new MacTex 2011 and everything works fine happily forever after.
     

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