[OS X TeX] files in ~/Library/texmf

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Tue Dec 18 16:26:46 EST 2007

At 4:19 PM -0500 12/18/07, Alan Munn wrote:
>At 3:10 PM -0600 12/18/07, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>On Dec 18, 2007, at 2:54 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>>At 2:16 PM -0600 12/18/07, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>>>On Dec 18, 2007, at 1:54 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>>>>why does bibtex called within TeXShop find my bib file, but 
>>>>>bibtex called from the command line doesn't?
>>>>What does the [following] command return:
>>>>kpsepath -n bibtex bib
>>>Which is different on my other machine, which bibtex works fine 
>>>from the command line.
>>>So how do I change this, and how did it get like this in the first place?
>>Are you sure you're using MacTeX on that computer? Do you have a 
>>TeX Distribution system preference pane? If so, is it set to be 
>>using the MacTeX distribution?
>Yes and yes.
>>I assume you're only giving a relevant part of the output of that 
>>command. That is typical of the earlier teTeX distribution.
>No, that's all it shows.  Even though the following command returns 
>something that looks more normal.
>% kpsepath -n pdflatex tex

Which got me thinking.  It turns out that my .cshrc set BIBINPUTS to 

This was from before the switch to TeXLive, which is stricter about 
TDS compliance.  I think I put this into my .cshrc at one point 
because I was using bibtool and it required it.

Taking out that line from my .cshrc solves the problem. (Although 
doesn't explain the TeXShop behaviour that was solve by restarting 



Alan Munn 
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