[OS X TeX] TeXLive 2006 (MacTeX) is not detected...

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 3 09:54:28 EST 2007

On Jan 3, 2007, at 8:30 AM, Jonathon Swiderski wrote:

> On 1/3/07, Jean-Claude DE SOZA <jeanclaudedesoza at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>> I've just checked your PATH
>> /sw/bin:/sw/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/
>> texbin:~/bin:.:/Applications/mosek/4/tools/platform/osx32ppc/bin:/ 
>> usr/
>> X11R6/bin:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current
>> There is something strange in it; between ~/bin and /Applications/
>> mosek/4/tools/platform/osx32ppc/bin, there is a dot that looks  
>> useless.
> That would be for 'current directory'.


Seems to me that putting your current directory in your path,  
especially when it is in the middle of the PATH, is a real security  
risk. If you want to execute something in the present directory you  
should be do it explicitly, ./foo for example.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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