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I followed the install instructions on the github page of LaTeX it!

The files latex and dvips under /Library/TeX/texbin/latex and /Library/TeX/texbin/dvips seem to be shortcuts, as upon selecting those, the path that got copied into the path to latex executable and path to dvips executable fields in the Files and Path dialog of LaTeX it! are /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-darwin/pdftex and /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-darwin/dvips

I installed MacTex and imagemagick through homebrew. The TeX installation works just fine by itself; I could compile the TeX code I wanted to compile with LaTeX it! sucessfully with the pdflatex command from terminal, but LaTeX it! itself just gives me

*** Found expression $test$
LaTeX process returned 1
Proceeding anyway...
Severe error. Missing package?

Any idea if I need some other dependencies?

When running Thunderbird from the terminal and then running LaTeX it! from inside thunderbird I get the following output in the terminal:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016) (preloaded format=pdftex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST) [nsILocalFile.remove]"  nsresult: "0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)"  location: "JS frame :: chrome://tblatex/content/main.js :: run_latex/< :: line 191"  data: no]
run_latex/<@chrome://tblatex/content/main.js:191:11
run_latex@chrome://tblatex/content/main.js:188:7
replace_latex_nodes/<@chrome://tblatex/content/main.js:330:28
replace_latex_nodes@chrome://tblatex/content/main.js:325:45
tblatex.on_latexit@chrome://tblatex/content/main.js:370:7
oncommand@chrome://messenger/content/messengercompose/messengercompose.xul:1:1
  • Welcome! You aren't going to give us any hint as to the code which returns the error, then? – cfr Apr 21 '17 at 22:32
  • The code is in the error message. It is just "$test$". – lo tolmencre Apr 21 '17 at 22:33
  • Why are the instructions all about Thunderbird? Do you have Thunderbird? – cfr Apr 21 '17 at 22:34
  • yes, it is a thunderbird add-on. – lo tolmencre Apr 21 '17 at 22:38
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    So try following their trouble-shooting advice i.e. run Thunderbird from the command line. – cfr Apr 21 '17 at 22:39

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