My last Mac worked with Anki to display LaTeX formatted equations but I am still, but I haven't been able to transfer it over.
My steps thus far:
I obviously downloaded and installed Anki and BasicTeX (don't want the size of MacTeX).
I use an equation in my cards with proper formatting and get the error others have reported on:
Error executing dvipng.
Generated file: /var/folders/x2/8dh4jx2j64n9tvvts_l2pqk00000gp/T/anki_temp/tmp.tex
My understanding is that dvipng comes bundled with BasicTex so this is pretty perplexing.
I tried the extension https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/937148547 but it is not working. When I type
which latex(and a million other variants), it cannot be found.
I tried following the advice from the top answer here: How can I get LaTeX working on Anki?, but when I use
tlmgr update --self && tlmgr install dvipng, I get that the tlmgr command is not found (same thing when I sudo it.)
Other information: I am running all of this on a MacBook Pro with El Capitan installed.