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I used the mpkg. Installation went fine, but nothing works. I cannot typeset (the usual "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist"). TeXLive cannot find a server to connect to. I tried reinstalling from the mpkg, logging off/on, restarting, etc etc...

I see a softlink called /usr/texbin that points to /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin but there is no TeX folder in /Library.

I do see a TeXShop/ folder in ~/Library.

The command sudo find / -name "pdflatex*" -ls returns some paths to pdflatexc or pdflatexmk.engine but nothing called pdflatex.

P.s. OSX 10.7.4.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: You can use backticks ` to mark your inline code as I did in my edit. A duplicate of this question should be remove from the answers to Getting pdfLaTeX ro run on new install (Mac OS X Lion) –  henrique Sep 27 '12 at 17:56
What mpkg? Last time I looked, tug.org served a .pkg, not .mpkg. Right now it seems to be down, so I can't recheck. MacTeX2012.pkg installs into /usr/local/texlive/2012/. The symlink you found is just the first of a chain that should get you there. There should be a panel “TeX distribution” in system preferences to pick the distribution. It works by changing those symlinks. –  Harald Hanche-Olsen Sep 27 '12 at 19:02
hmmm - I must've downloaded the wrong thing. It had DVD in the filename and was <600MB. I am now downloading the MacTeX pkg that is 2.1GB. I'm sure this'll fix it. Thanks a lot for the comments henrique and Harald... –  W.J. Llope Sep 28 '12 at 15:22
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