My first guess is that /usr/local/stata existed prior to installing the
new console version. Rename /usr/local/stata to /usr/local/stata7 (I'm
assuming you had the Stata 7 console version installed).
However, I couldn't reproduce the problem here at all (even after
/usr/local/stata with Stata 7) so I'm not sure what the problem is. We
tested the installation on machines with no trace of /usr/local/stata*
so that might be the trick.
If that fixes it, let me know. /usr/local/stata comes before
/Applications/Stata in Stata's search path and I should've reversed the
/usr/local/stata did not exist prior to attempting to install the new
console version. I'm not sure how renaming the stata directory to stata
would help (and indeed it does not). It still gives the error that
stata.lic must be located in /usr/local/stata (which it is...)