[OS X Emacs] AUCTeX-XeTeX broken after switch to Carbon Emacs

Geoffrey Ferrari geoffrey.ferrari at googlemail.com
Fri May 9 10:21:35 EDT 2008

I had this same problem. I think it arises because Carbon Emacs does
not set the path variable in Emacs, whereas Aquamacs does, so Carbon
Emacs can't find your TeX executable.

There is a discussion of a (in my opinion, overly complicated)
solution on <http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/CarbonEmacsPackage#toc30>

I solved my problem my manually setting my path in my .emacs as follows:

(setenv "PATH"  (concat (getenv "PATH") "/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:....")

There are a few ways to find what path string you want to you here.
Fire up terminal and type

echo $PATH

is one possibility.


On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 3:39 AM,  <pdfinn at uwm.edu> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've been running Emacs under the Mac OS X terminal for a while and managed to get
> AUCTeX setup and working with La/XeTex thanks to help of some you on this list.  I
> recently switched over to Carbon Emacs and now, when processing a XeTeX document I
> get the following complaint:
> This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.995 (Web2C 7.5.5)
> entering extended mode
> ! I can't find file `" -interaction=nonstopmode"'.
> XeTeX then asks for an alternative file name.  Everything was working fine (and
> still does) when Gnu Emacs is run through the terminal.  Any advice on what to
> look into?
> Thanks in advance,
> Peter
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