[OS X TeX] Open Testing of MacTeX Distribution

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Oct 11 08:33:13 EDT 2005

> Am 11.10.2005 um 09:24 schrieb Joachim Kock:
>> Sounds like a major issue to me, especially since the distribution
>> does not
>> come with many frontends.
> No, no! Maarten just found out that the installer is not patching
> /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login.
> I am not sure whether Apple puts /usr/local/bin into the search PATH of
> any shell


> ... If PATH is incorrect or misses elements then the
> programmes in these directories are not accessible, except you invoke
> them by the whole pathname, i.e. /usr/local/bin/gs.

And even then it often does not work. E.g. for gs it does not work for
most commands because these are scripts that call gs without a full path

I.e. you can call /usr/local/bin/pstopdf12 (or whatever) but it does not
work unless gs is in the path.


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