[OS X Emacs] latex error???

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Sep 17 13:49:33 EDT 2008

Am 17.09.2008 um 15:31 schrieb Jesper Ryge:

> I do not have this plugin installed so what to do?

Launch Aquamacs Emacs in a manner that it does not load your  

	/Applications/Aquamacs Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Aquamacs Emacs -q &

and then see how AUCTeX behaves. If it still shows this error you can  
try the same with:

	/Applications/Aquamacs Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Aquamacs Emacs -Q &

If the error persists then surely something in Aquamacs Emacs is  
defective. If launching Aquamacs Emacs without your (-q) or without  
any (-Q) customisation lets AUCTeX compile your LaTeX file, then the  
fault is in your customisation or latest in that of your system.

> (pdf)latex compiles fine from the terminal so its working ok... so  
> i dont understand why its complaining about the /bin/sh??

It's not complaining about this, it's the programme (shell  
interpreter) /bin/sh that complains about a command it receives from  
Aquamacs Emacs that is syntactically not correct:

	line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
	line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file

And this shell interpreter is needed to create a sub-process in  
Aquamacs Emacs in which AUCTeX can invoke pdflatex or whatever to  
convert a (La)TeX file.



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