texlive_base failed to build

Perry Lee perry at macports.org
Sun Feb 22 16:33:13 PST 2009

On Feb 22, 2009, at 4:17 PM, David Epstein wrote:
> In desperation, I downloaded MacTex (not via MacPorts), and the  
> installation
> seemed to go OK. But when I tried to use it, I got an error message  
> that
> /opt/local/bin/pdflatex didn't exist. I was surprised by this  
> unexpected
> interaction between MacPorts and MacTex. I then tried "port search  
> pdflatex"

After installing MacTex, did you run pdflatex from a new shell or from  
a preexisting one? If it's the latter case, bash may be using a hashed  
location.  You can make it forget by typing `hash -r`.  As far as I  
know, MacTex's pdflatex is located at /usr/texbin/pdflatex.

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