[OS X TeX] Re:TeXSwitcher

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Nov 25 18:14:51 EST 2006

I think these claims of yours are a bit misleading, since the system  
wide path set by TeX_Switcher or i-Installer, after  TeXSwitcher did  
change the symlink, won't be effected by this change, unless  
TeX_Switcher would check the currently active tex source through the  
symlink and use this information for the path setting.

i-Installer doesn't know about the symlink at all and it is difficult  
to imagine how its path setting script will be effected by the  
presence of the symlink.

The only way "TeXScript" could interact with the path setting, that I  
am aware of, is through my recommendation that users, who would want  
to use the command line, should save these local profile files in  
their home directories. Even if they did, this wouldn't influence the  
path setting as far as I know, but the local settings would continue  
to override the system wide settings.

The simplest way to remove these local provisions is to remove these  
files from the home directory as I explained and recommended in my  
ReadMe file.


On Nov 25, 2006, at 23:28, Richard Koch wrote:

> In particular:
> 	a) Using Gerhardt's program, and then later installing either of
> 	Gerben's TeX distributions with i-Installer will no longer reset
> 	PATH correctly.
> 	b) Using Gerhardt's program and then later switching distributions
> 	with my TeX_Switcher will no longer reset the PATH correctly.

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