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I have just installed TeXLive-2014 through MacPorts. But it doesn't come with a tlmgr executable. I previously used TeXLive-2013 installed with MaxTeX.pkg which had tlmgr as part of its installation. I don't see why the MacPorts installation doesn't contain it.

I really need tlmgr to install, update and upgrade packages from CTAN with ease. If this is not possible, is there any substitute for tlmgr in the MacPorts installation of TeXLive?

marked as duplicate by Alan Munn, Joseph Wright May 12 '15 at 19:39

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  • No, it's nowhere. See Adding a CTAN package to a MacPorts-maintained TeX installation for some discussion why. So the best solution is to install MacTeX and not to use MacPorts for TeX at all. – Alan Munn May 12 '15 at 4:55
  • Sadly, my command line GNU Emacs editor only listens to the MacPorts installation. Strangely, the App version uses the MacTeX distro. Does anyone know a way to change the terminal Emacs path to use the MacTeX distro? Or should I post this as a separate question altogether? – Ébe Isaac May 12 '15 at 5:05
  • Just add /usr/texbin to your PATH and Emacs should find the MacTeX version with no problems. – Alan Munn May 12 '15 at 5:08
  • To do this properly see Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?. You will need to make sure that /usr/texbin comes before opt/ in the PATH, though if you keep the MacPorts TeX. – Alan Munn May 12 '15 at 5:16
  • I must say thanks. Your suggestion did not answer my question, however, it did solve my problem. I had set up my .profile to yield preference to MacPorts packages. I just had to include export PATH=/user/texbin/:$PATH. After sourcing, Emacs did use the MacTeX TeXLive 2013 installed earlier. – Ébe Isaac May 12 '15 at 5:40