[OS X TeX] Fink
Joseph C. Slater
joseph.slater at wright.edu
Wed Jun 2 10:22:43 EDT 2004
On Jun 2, 2004, at 2:39 AM, Axel E.Retif wrote:
>> A silly question, no doubt, but messing with Gerben's TeX
>> installation is not something I will tolerate. So, I want Octave,
>> Gnu-Plot, et al., but I don't want anything about my TeX installation
>> messed with. How does one use Fink, and not screw-up my
>> all-important Gerben-related TeX stuff?
> If at any time you suspect a problem with Fink, comment out the ``
> Fink line ' ' in your .bash_profile:
> #. /sw/bin/init.sh
> and then log out and log back in.
No need to log out and back in. Simply open a new terminal window. The
quick novice way to do this is to do the edit, save, open a new
terminal window, undo the edit, save again, just so you don't forget.
Now you have a terminal window without the fink path.
I haven't done this yet, but it should be possible to show preference
to Gerben's distribution by modifying your path after using the the .
/sw/bin/init.sh using something like
setenv PATH /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:$PATH
AFTER is very important.
In your .cshrc file. In a .bashrc file, this will be something like
again - AFTER the init.sh command to set the fink paths.
Most likely you are using the BASH shell. It's the default since 10.1
or 10.2, I can't recall. I'm so used to tcsh that I have never
As always, you can get a full refund if this doesn't work. I've been
using this solution for 30 seconds without any problems!
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