[OS X TeX] iInstaller and manually installed components

Axel E.Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Tue Nov 30 00:34:53 EST 2004

On Nov 29, 2004, at 1:23 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> Be _very_ careful about the order in which you add them. Although Fink  
> advices to put it at the front of you path, I think you're way better  
> off by putting them at the end (minor security and major configuration  
> issues - especially wrt TeX).

Maybe I'm missing something but, as I have said, I think Fink prepends  
its path. Even if you put

. /sw/bin/init.sh

as the last line of your .bash_profile, you get

echo $PATH

and then

which which

That's why I have the Fink line commented out and start Kile (or any  
Fink application) from within X11 with the command

source /sw/bin/init.sh ; kile

I only uncomment the Fink line when updating Fink and its applications.

Of course, the other way is to set the Fink path by hand (instead of  
using the Fink line), as Peter Dyballa does:

> I chose to *add* to the usual path first /usr/local/bin, than /sw/bin,  
> and than /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current

but its beyond my knowledge to decide which will come first.

Best regards,


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