[OS X TeX] Emacs and TeX

Peter Nillius nillius at nada.kth.se
Tue Nov 12 06:05:30 EST 2002

tisdagen den 12 november 2002 kl 03.58 skrev Martin Steer:

> Hi. I need a TeX-savvy editor for OS 10.2, and emacs looks good. But  
> the
> carbon-emacs binaries I've tried (v21.3.50: from Enrico
> Franconi and from Alex Rice) are unable to launch TeX, BibTeX, etc
> (although otherwise they're great). For both binaries any TeX process
> terminates with the message
> that it "exited abnormally with code 1". According to the info pages  
> this could
> be caused by a problem with the 'env' program not being properly  
> installed. env
> is however inside the emacs binary (attested to run on OS 10.2) so I  
> guess
> is not the cause of my problem (?). I get the same result on two  
> different
> machines (the only peculiarity they have in common is that each has  
> XFree86
> installed). I'm
> using Gerben Wierda's teTex and can compile and typeset from the  
> terminal
> (outside emacs). Can I make this work without resorting to building my  
> own
> (which I'm not yet set up to do)?  Ideally I'd like to run emacs with
> auctex, reftex, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Since this Emacs doesn't start up in a shell you need to set the PATH  
environment variable globally. The way I know to do this is by creating  
a file:
My file looks like this:

<?xml version=3D"1.0" encoding=3D"UTF-8"?>
<plist version=3D"0.9">

This is how I do it. There might be a better way that I am not aware of.


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