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I have read the many posts on this topic already, but I have had zero success with all of the solutions. Just purchased a macbook (OSX 10.8.2) and used the mactex package to run the standard install. TeXShop opens up, but when I try to typeset a document, I get the error message :

"/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. Perhaps TeXLive was not installed or was removed during a system upgrade. If so, go to the TeXShop web site and follow the instructions to (re)install TeXLive."

I'm going to re-download and re-install mactex, but I don't see how that will help. I'm totally new at all of this stuff, so go easy.

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Welcome to TeX.SE! –  cmhughes Mar 11 '13 at 2:51
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Could you run pdflatex -v from commandline terminal ? May be TeXshop needs to be configured with the path of the mactex bin executables ? –  texenthusiast Mar 11 '13 at 3:26
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If TeXshop needs to be configured, you can find the binaries path using the command which pdflatex –  pythonista Mar 11 '13 at 11:49

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