[R-SIG-Mac] obsolete LaTeX software in "R CMD check" on Mac?

Dr Eberhard W Lisse e| @end|ng |rom ||@@e@NA
Wed May 13 15:00:47 CEST 2020


this is not necessarily correct, it can be a symlink, hence my suggestion of

	realpath $(which pdflatex)

which will give you the final executable, in my case


But, I agree, this looks like an ancient installation :-0-O


On 13/05/2020 14:16, Marc Schwartz via R-SIG-Mac wrote:
> Spencer,
> FWIW, this may be a situation where you need to remove your
> current/older installations of TeXLive and start fresh with a clean
> install of TeXLive 2020.  It is possible that there is some conflict
> or corruption of the current multiple installations.
> That 'which pdflatex' is pointing directly to an executable in
> /usr/local/bin, rather than to a symlink in the TeXLive tree, suggests
> that there is something amiss with your installation.
> There are two primary folder trees that would need to be removed:
>   /Library/TeX
> and 
>   /usr/local/texlive
> The former path will show in Finder, but the latter will not, unless
> you have hidden folders set to show.  If not, then you can use the
> Finder menu option:
>   Go -> Go to Folder
> and enter:
>   /usr/local
> That will then show you the texlive folder, which you can then right
> click on and delete.
> Both folder trees will require your Admin password to delete.
> Once you do this, if you elect to do so, you will then need to
> re-install TeXLive 2020 and hopefully start fresh.
> Regards,
> Marc Schwartz

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