[OS X TeX] Coexisting TeX distributions and TeXShop .engine files

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Jan 29 04:25:24 EST 2007

Le 29 janv. 07 à 09:50, Malcolm Ross a écrit :

> . When I run LaTeX, the log shows that TeXLive-2007 is used, but  
> when I run XeLaTeX, the log shows that teTeX (i.e. gwTeX) is used  
> instead.

Can you post what exactly makes you think teTeX is used? I imagine  
this is the path to the various LaTeX input files read during  

Also, how do you run XeLaTeX? From within TeXShop? If so, how do you  
select XeLaTeX? As an engine, or as a personal script? (I must admit  
I never quite got the difference between the two approaches, nor the  
need for them -- apart from backwards compatibility.)

Do you have shell initialisation files within your home directory,  
such as ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc? Or a  

> The XeLaTeX.engine file reads:
> #!/bin/tcsh
> set path= ($path /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin)
> xelatex  "$1"

Are you speaking of the engine inside TeXShop itself, namely


or the one inside your home directory, namely


Bruno Voisin
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