[OS X TeX] Switcher 1.1

Michael Kubovy kubovy at virginia.edu
Wed Nov 29 09:46:21 EST 2006

On Nov 29, 2006, at 8:56 AM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> The path in TeXShop should be set to /usr/local/texprograms in  
> Preferences/Engine
> Claus
> On Nov 29, 2006, at 14:40, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> After switching (via Switcher) to texlive2005, that I installed  
>> myself from the TeXLive iso, though I assume that the MacTeX  
>> installation will give the same result, the path to tex is
>> /usr/local/texlive2005/bin/powerpc-darwin
>> Inside this of this folder are the different tex binaries, where  
>> the main one is called pdfetex, and the others like pdflatex are  
>> only symlinks pointing to pdfetex
>> riemann:~ claus$ readlink /usr/local/texprograms/pdflatex
>> pdfetex
>> The name power-pc-apple-darwin-current isn't used by TeXLive (TUG)  
>> only by Gerben's distributions. Click on Switcher's reveal button,  
>> then you will see the path to active tex as defined by /usr/local/ 
>> texprograms.
>> Claus
>> On Nov 29, 2006, at 12:34, Michael Kubovy wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> In the past I used teTeX and Gerben Wierda's ii2.app. It was the  
>>> best of times.
>>> After all the discussion on this list, I installed TeXLive2005.   
>>> This was a hasty and foolish decision I see, but given the  
>>> extraordinary fiducial responsibility of the developpers of LaTeX  
>>> tools in general and tools for the Mac in particular, not  
>>> uncharacteristic of a trusting person.
>>> Currently pdflatex seems to reside in
>>> 	/opt/local/bin
>>> If I set that as TeXShop's path setting, then tools I took for  
>>> granted, such as apa.cls, which still lives in
>>> 	/Users/mk/Library/texmf/tex/latex/misc/apa.cls
>>> or apacite.sty, which is in
>>> 	/Users/mk/Library/texmf/tex/latex/apacite/apacite.sty
>>> are not found by TeXShop.
>>> If I use the default setting in TeXShop, it tells me that
>>> 	/usr/local/teTeX/bin/power-pc-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex
>>> does not exist.
>>> Switcher hasn't solved my problem.
>>> Please help.

Assuming that your setting is more general, than /opt/local/bin , I  
changed the preference according to your suggest, even though the  
previous setting (/opt/local/bin) was also working.

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