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

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Mar 21 10:12:47 EST 2005

Le 21 mars 05, à 15:59, Martin Buchmann a écrit :

> Bruno,
>> 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>.
> I don't think i finally did. I didn't spend much time on this topic 
> now but do you think it's any better than setting up 
> .MacOSX/environment.plist as suggested at:
> http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1067.html

I'm not even close to competent to talk about this. Adam would explain 
things much better and more exactly than I do.

What I understood from other people's explanations: 
~/.MacOSX/environment.plist affects all GUI applications, not just 
X11.app as ~/.xinitrc does. Hence, depending on what exactly you put 
inside that file, it may set things right for X11.app but break things 
for other applications. For example, modifying path settings inside 
~/.MacOSX/environment.plist is known to have created problems for 

Bruno Voisin

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