lyx-users Digest, Vol 67, Issue 2

Christopher Menzel chris.menzel at
Mon Jan 4 16:47:54 UTC 2021

MacTeX is not itself an application. It is a package that installs the TeX binaries and configuration files, none of which will show up in your Applications directory. (They are mostly in /Library/TeX.) LyX should know where they are and call them (with no input from you) when you try to view or export a document. Try creating and viewing a simple document in LyX.

Chris Menzel

> On Jan 4, 2021, at 9:37 AM, heba said <heba.said.ismail at> wrote:
> Thanks Dr I downloaded and installed the MacTex basic but it does not appear in the applications so cant opens it. It just the yellow box on desktop. I think that is why all the classes in the document are unavailable. 
> Heba Hussein (何芭  侯赛因) BDS, MDSc, PhD, NBDEBDS, MDSc, Ph
> Faculty, Wright College, Chicago, IL, USA
> Research Volunteer, UIC, Chicago, IL, USA
> Lecturer, Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
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> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2021 13:43:26 +0200
> From: Dr Eberhard W Lisse <nospam at lisse.NA>
> To: lyx-users at <mailto:lyx-users at>
> Subject: Re: help with error message
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> Heba,
> download BasicTeX from the MacTex site. And then use tlmgr from the
> command line to install missing packages individually. Before an update
> it is trivial to save the list of installed packages so that one can
> re-install them afterwards.
> I bought me a 32Gig 4TB MacBoc 13" Pro (BtO) the other day and a 16Gig
> 2TB 12" Air for travel.
> If you can wait a year of two I would wait a year or two :-)-O
> and then get the biggest M1 13 inch you can then afford (BtO).
> greetings, el
> On 2021-01-04 03:34 , heba said wrote:
> > Thanks download 4 G then installation around 7 so it is very hard to
> > download. Any alternative? If I need to buy a new Mac/ laptop for
> > programming, what will be the best ?
> >
> > Thanks and regards
> > /Heba Hussein (/??  ???) BDS, MDSc, PhD, NBDE
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