[OS X TeX] Configuring Emacs 21.3.50 for AUC-TeX on OS X 10.3

J.McKenzie Alexander jalex at lse.ac.uk
Thu Nov 25 11:41:29 EST 2004

I recently downloaded a build of Emacs so that I could start using 
AUC-TeX again and am encountering what is, I'm sure, a simple problem 
that I just can't figure out.

I added Emacs to the dock by dragging the app icon from /Applications.  
When I double-click on the icon, emacs launches normally.  When I open 
up a TeX file in LaTeX mode, I try to typeset it by typing Ctrl-C, 
Ctrl-C, the AUC-TeX macro for starting a shell process that runs latex 
on the main file.

The problem?  For some reason the bash process which Emacs fires up has 
a different path configuration than the bash process which starts when 
I launch Terminal, and does not have the latex executable on its path.  
 From Terminal, though, I can start latex by simply typing "latex" at 
the command-line.

The weird thing is that if I launch Emacs by typing


instead of clicking on the Emacs icon, AUC-TeX works fine.  In this 
case, the shell process *does* have the latex executable on its path.

Any suggestions on what might need to be changed would be appreciated.



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