[NTG-context] tcsh: texexec: Command not found.

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Fri Aug 26 22:09:08 CEST 2005


This sounds like the problem is not with your symlink, but with your  
TeX installation. Are you sure it has been copied to your backup  
disk? How did you clone the disk? What does the command

ls -al /usr/local/teTeX

return?

Best

Thomas

On Aug 26, 2005, at 8:37 PM, Alan Bowen wrote:

> Thomas—
>
> At this point I am not sure how to diagnose the problem(s) or to  
> solve it (them).
>
> But, for the record, when I open Terminal and type
>
>> cd /Library
>> sudo ln -s /usr/local/teTeX ./teTeX
>>
>
> the teTeX alias is regenerated. Yet, when I try to open teTeX by  
> double clicking the alias icon, I get
>     The alias “teTeX” could not be opened because the original item  
> could not be found.
>
> Is the original  still somewhere on my backup disk (a clone of my  
> setup back home) or has it been destroyed?
>
> And you are right, I still cannot get past the
>     tcsh: texexec: Command not found
> error when I try to process a file.
>
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I am hoping to get some  
> writing done while I am away, and I am committed to using ConTeXt  
> in the various projects.
>
> Best, Alan
>
> On Aug 26, 2005, at 1:31 PM, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>
>
>> Alan,
>>
>> re-establishing the link is not difficult: in the Terminal, type
>>
>> cd /Library
>>
>> sudo ln -s /usr/local/teTeX ./teTeX
>>
>> But you're aware that the broken link has nothing to do with your  
>> problem, right?
>>
>> Best
>>
>> Thomas
>>
>> On Aug 26, 2005, at 3:27 PM, Alan Bowen wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> I am working from a backup of my ConTeXt/teTeX installation (in  
>>> MacOS X 10.4.2) and find that when I try to typeset files, I now  
>>> get the error message:
>>> tcsh: texexec: Command not found.
>>>
>>> In trying to deal with this, I discovered that the alias of teTeX  
>>> in my Library folder is broken. I guess the question is “How do I  
>>> re-establish the link?”, given that the original seems to be  
>>> invisible. Or is there something else I must do (too)?
>>>
>>> I apologize for the newbie question—my dream is to have some time  
>>> to learn about unix and the teTeX installation. ’Til now I have  
>>> relied on Gerben’s i-installer to do most of the thinking for me.  
>>> Indeed, I would just re-install everything, were it not for the  
>>> fact that I am currently limited to access by 56K modem.
>>>
>>> Cheers, Alan_______________________________________________
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