I already see all the questions related to the change of directory path everywhere in the texmaker settings. I follow those steps and I change all the paths with the: /Library/TeX/texbinbut I still have problem when compiling. The error is the following: log file not found if the file is new. Otherwise there is no errors but the Pdf view doesn't appear and the compilation isn't done.

Any idea? What I'm missing?

  • 3
    Can you compile the document from a terminal, using either pdflatex or /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex (or another engine like xelatex if that's what you're using)? Are there any files in /Library/TeX at all? Oct 15, 2015 at 13:23
  • @MikeRenfro inside /Library/TeX I have only Documentation, Distribution, Local and Root. From the terminal I don't have any command called pdflatex.
    – rebatoma
    Oct 15, 2015 at 14:22
  • 1
    I don't have El Capitan to confirm with, but my guess is that either pdflatex isn't in the texbin directory, or isn't present at all. You can confirm that with something like find /Library/TeX -name pdflatex and see if it returns a path at all. If not, I'd consider reinstalling MacTeX. Oct 15, 2015 at 14:25
  • 1
    many questions on el capitan! is this helpful? Texmaker: command not found on MacOS El Capitan Oct 15, 2015 at 14:49
  • 1
    I don't use TeXmaker in OS X, only TeXshop. But can you compile from a terminal now? If not, no editors' build buttons will likely work. Oct 15, 2015 at 21:51

1 Answer 1


I solve the problem by changing the path and save it under administration permission.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.