Please uh oh: [OS X TeX] set environment variables for applications

Enrico Franconi franconi at
Mon May 24 11:40:05 EDT 2004

On 24 May 2004, at 17:25, Will Robertson wrote:
> I mean, surely simply adding paths to the plist couldn't harm 
> anything, and would add functionality to emacs

And in fact enhanced carbon emacs only add paths to the plist.

> (although why emacs couldn't figure it out by itself? Couldn't a few 
> extra lines in .emacs fix the problem?).

The problem is to figure out from emacs all the possible ways to set 
the PATH variable in the various shells (tcsh, bash, ksh, etc). Maybe 
there is a simple way, but I was unable to find one :-(

> On the other hand, going in and changing other weird stuff is bound to 
> break something eventually---especially something as fragile as a TeX 
> install.



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