[OS X TeX] i386 versus powerpc?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Mar 7 21:33:53 EST 2006

On Mar 7, 2006, at 4:17 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Mar 7, 2006, at 3:09 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> I am running TeX on a MacBook Pro. When I go in the terminal and say:
>> loon:~ gray$ pdflatex filename.tex
>> how do I know that it is executing the proper binaries in i386- 
>> apple-darwin-current versus binaries in powerpc-apple-darwin- 
>> current? This has come up, because we have some AppleScripts that  
>> call various TeX-related binaries and right now we are just using  
>> pdfcrop or pdflatex and not specifying the entire path. I want to  
>> make sure I am using native binaries. Do I need to specify the  
>> entire path or is there some variable set somewhere that is  
>> telling the machine to always use the i386 binaries?*
>> Thank you,
>> -- Gary
>> * This is taken care of TeXShop in the Engine tab by specifying  
>> the entire path to the binary.
> Howdy,
> Maybe
> echo $PATH
> for bash?

Excellent. Thanks everyone. All of your suggestions did the trick and  
I now know who is doing what. :-)

All the best,

-- Gary
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