AUCTEX Not loading...Was: Re: [OS X Emacs] Aquamacs 2.0 preview-1 available

Leonardo Santagada santagada at
Tue Aug 4 21:53:04 EDT 2009

On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:19 PM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:

> On Jul 30, 2009, at 7:00 AM, David Reitter wrote:
>> The Aquamacs Project today provided a preview release of Aquamacs  
>> 2.0, the text and code editor for the Mac based on GNU Emacs 23.1.
>> Aquamacs 2.0 preview 1 introduces full Cocoa support and a number  
>> of associated features.  It is even faster and provides a smoother  
>> experience for Mac users.  Like the Mac version of Emacs 23.1, it  
>> is not yet as reliable and distributed as a preview only.  The  
>> download is available for direct download at
> I thought I should try this out and kill another weird quirk I have  
> with my system.
> I thought I should finally try to get rid of my .emacs file and go  
> with the build in defaults for Aquamacs Emacs (then try  
> transitioning to the new Aquamacs) because on sync I get an error  
> "28:36: execution error: File Emacs wasnâ\200\231t found."  Well,  
> the syncing puts the cursor at the right spot, so I'd been ignoring  
> it. Ditching my hack of a .emacs file which I don't even understand  
> (It's stuff I've copied and kept through multiple emacs versions and  
> not documented) does indeed get rid of this weird behavior. However,  
> when I try to run the new Aquamacs, AucTeX isn't loaded. If I put  
> the old .emacs file back and use Aquamacs, it now loads (go figure).
> Summary: AucTeX isn't loading by default when Aquamacs loads a TeX  
> file (it's using the basic emacs TeX mode). I don't know that is't  
> just me because I tried another account and got the same lack of  
> AucTeX. Is this included in the new Aquamacs setup yet? (Am I  
> writing about a fake bug?).
> It does seem faster in sync, btw.

The same thing is happening to me, AucTex don't seem to be activated  
by default for tex files. putting:

(require 'tex-site)

on your Preferences.el seems to fix it

Leonardo Santagada
santagada at

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