TexMaker refuse to compile with Error : could not start the command : "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode

I have read that same happened after installation of El Capitan, but I have installed the last Mac update Sierra. I have tried to reinstall MacTex, but it didn't help.

In the settings it is offering me to choose between version 2013 and 2016 but I can't choose neither of them, it is failing with "Setting up the /usr/texbin link"

enter image description here

Please help. Nelya


1 Answer 1


It seems to be related to the restrictions on the /usr directory in El Capitan and Sierra: see here. I guess that removing completely TeX Live from your system and installing a fresh 2016 copy should fix the issue with the directory.


Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .