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I just (made the mistake of) upgrading to Mavericks for Mac. When I tried to compile one of my documents, I got the following error

/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist.

I consider myself fairly good at LaTex but I'm not that great with the Mac. What does this error mean and how do I go about fixing it?

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  • BTW: Welcome to TeX.SX! – Paul Gessler Mar 31 '14 at 3:43
  • I did see that question; however, the Terminal command did not work. It placed a bin in my main user profile but did not help the compiling issue. – Kyle L Mar 31 '14 at 4:00
  • Can you check if pdflatex is actually there in /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin? If it is moved somewhere , you might have to find the location first before you do the terminal command. Are you using Texshop? Or you can check it by running /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin/pdflatex. If it is okay, you should see the version information. If not, you can fire up Texlive and reinstall pdflatex . – Aung Mar 31 '14 at 4:30
  • @Aung I am running TexShop, which has a bin folder – Kyle L Mar 31 '14 at 5:00
  • Is pdflatex in that location ? ls /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin . If so, can you run /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin/pdflatex? If not , you need to reinstall it? – Aung Mar 31 '14 at 5:04

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