[OS X TeX] FontForge and TeX i-Package update

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Mar 21 09:53:03 EST 2005

On Mar 21, 2005, at 06:38, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 21 mars 05, à 15:12, Martin Buchmann a écrit :
>>> xterm terminal:
>>> $ fontforge
>>> bash: fontforge: command not found
>> There's a problem with the $PATH variable of xterm. I had  
>> something like this a while ago IIRC. I set i via my .MacOSX/ 
>> environment.plist but i must confess that i don't have the right  
>> syntax at hand.
>> 'man defaults' should gibe you a clue.
> Have you tried setting up a ~/.xinitrc instead? In that case it  
> will overcome the default /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. See especially  
> "Q: Does X11.app process my ~/.xinitrc?" at <http:// 
> developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1232.html>.

Correct; that will influence the initial xterm when you launch  
X11.app.  Use xterm -ls to give you a login shell with your default  
path.  BTW, another handy command (in Terminal.app) is `open-x11  
fontforge`, which will start fontforge or another X11 program with  
the display properly set.


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