[OS X Emacs] latex error???

Jesper Ryge Jesper.Ryge at ki.se
Thu Sep 18 07:22:32 EDT 2008

thankx fo the reply

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 7:49 pm
Subject: Re: [OS X Emacs] latex error???
To: Emacs on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-emacs at email.esm.psu.edu>

> 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  
> customisation
> 	/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.
if i do : '

/Applications/Aquamacs\ Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Aquamacs\ Emacs -Q &
i can compile the latex document! 

i get the following:

tong:~/Desktop/cv/short jr$ pdflatex \\nonstopmode\\input cv-short-jr.tex
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
... (latex output)

i guess it means there is something wrong with the customizations.el
file, or? it looks pretty complicated when i open it and i dont really
know where to start. any suggestions what it could be? or should i look
somewhere else? i looked at the Preferences.el but i dont think there is
anything in there messing things up... i tried loading aquamacs without
my Preferences.el anyways and no change. 

suggestions higlhy appreciated:-)

> > (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.
> --
> Greetings
>   Pete
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little 
> temporary  
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
>        	-Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

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