I want to use TexMaker as LaTeX editor on a Macbook with OS X 10.9.5.

I installed TexMaker 4.5 and MacTex 2016.

A first attempt to compile a given document (that was written with TexMaker on a Linux computer) gives errors because some .sty files are missing. So I looked for them on the internet and put them in the folder that contains my document.

A second attempt to compile the document gives following error:

Error ! Font U/psy/m/n/10=psyr at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.

I read on tex.SE [still searching the post] that this can be due to multiple LaTeX distributions being installed on your computer. I think that this can be the case. How can I check which versions are installed? Or could there be a different cause?


In usr/local/texlive there was a folder 2016 and 2016basic. I removed the 2016 folder but the problem persists.

Update 2 According to this question:

On macOS / MacTeX install collection-fontsrecommended in the TeX Live Utility or tlmgr install collection-fontsrecommended from the command line.

I did the latter from the command line. It said

tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.cs.uu.nl/systems/texlive/tlnet (not verified: gnupg not available)


tlmgr itself needs to be updated.

Please do this via either

tlmgr update --self

or by getting the latest updater for Unix-ish systems:


and/or Windows systems:


Then continue with other updates as usual.


tlmgr: Terminating; please see warning above!

So I proceeded with tlmgr update --self and it said

tlmgr: package repository

http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/tex/systems/texlive/tlnet (not verified: gnupg not available)

tlmgr: saving backups to /usr/local/texlive/2016basic/tlpkg/backups /Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr: create(tlpkg/tlpobj/texlive.infra.tlpobj) failed: Permission denied at /usr/local/texlive/2016basic/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPOBJ.pm line 561.

How to proceed?

  • The problem seemed to be caused by multiple versions of MacTex being installed. I removed them all and reinstalled one version. – Karlo Aug 4 '17 at 14:55
  • This question will probably be deleted. – Karlo Aug 4 '17 at 14:55

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