[OS X TeX] Shell Scripts and Paths (again)

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Nov 18 05:33:56 EST 2002

On Monday, Nov 18, 2002, at 11:11 Europe/Amsterdam, Nigel King wrote:

> Thanks for this, however note the following. MANPATH is set in the 
> first
> command but doesn't set the path for teTeX. Is that a bug in symbolic 
> links?

No, you normally should not use a MANPATH environment variable at all 
from 10.2 onward. The right way is to use manpath.config. Fink still 
does not support that apparently.

MANPATH environment settings override the working of manpath. Hence the 
warning. So your MANPATH environment variable disables the system wide 
manpath system.

You need to do something like

setenv MANPATH "/foo/bar/man:`manpath`"

in your .login file. It is still a bad solution, but at least it will 
also correctly use the system-wide settings next to what you are adding 
yourself hardcoded.


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