For years I have been using TexMaker on my mac with the previous OS (11). I was prompted to upgrade and after doing so, TexMaker would no longer compile my documents. I have updated my TexMaker and MacTex to the most recent versions and suspect that I need to update some of the file paths in my TexMaker preferences, but I read that newer versions of TexShop should be robust to old file path specifications. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Texmaker or TeXShop? And just to be sure: what reply do you get if you issue the command echo $PATH on a Terminal shell?
    – GuM
    Oct 5, 2016 at 23:27

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Was it really years you worked under OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or were you using a previous OS version? I ask because if it really was under OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or earlier you may indeed need to update some preferences in TeXmaker (although I'd guess it should self-configure unless you manually changed something before). Please read the information at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/elcapitan.html> and, especially the `Updating For El Capitan' document linked there.

  • Hi Herb, thanks for your help. From the link you sent, I followed the directions from <tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf> section 7.4, replacing all the "usr/texbin/" segments with "/Library/Tex/texbin". It seems to be working now.
    – Ryan
    Oct 6, 2016 at 14:34

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