0
  • Platform: macOS Mojave 10.14.2
  • TeX Live version: 2018
  • install-tl revision: 49210

I'm installing TeX Live to macOS like:

$ # Download an installer
$ curl -O http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-unx.tar.gz # <- you can use any mirror site you like
$ # Extract the installer
$ tar xvf install-tl-unx.tar.gz
$ # Run the installer
$ cd install-tl-20190115 # <- this dir name depends on the execution datetime
$ ./install-tl

The normal, interactive installation itself has been done with no error but a profile file named texlive.profile was not generated under tlpkg directory though ./install-tl -help says:

After a normal installation has finished, a profile for that exact installation is written to the file "tlpkg/texlive.profile".

I want to use that file in my automation script. Does anyone know about this issue or is this a mere bug?

  • Where did you install TeX Live? Where are you searching for tlmgr/texlive.profile? Just as a suggestion, most folks install MacTeX which installs a full, preconfigured TeX Live (2018 presently) and sets up a data structure that has a link, /Library/TeX/texbin, to the TeX binaries and also appends that link to the PATH variable. – Herb Schulz Jan 15 at 19:58
  • No idea why it would fail to do that. From installing BasicTeX, I have it at /usr/local/texlive/2018basic/tlpkg/texlive.profile. – Adam Maxwell Jan 16 at 2:46
  • @HerbSchulz @AdamMaxwell Thank you two for answering this rapidly. I had misunderstood the location of tlpkg/texlive.profile. I'd thought that tlpkg/texlive.profile is created under the installer directory extracted from install-tl-unx.tar.gz. I'll self-answer this question and mark this as solved. – tmsick Jan 16 at 12:28
0

I had misunderstood the location of texlive.profile. The file is created under tlpkg directory in the installation directory such as /usr/local/texlive/2018/, not in the installer directory extracted from tar file.

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.