[OS X TeX] Duplicate texi* executables on Leopard
bhh at xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 14 08:13:22 EST 2007
I replied to Dick's message without checking the To field or by
clicking on the wrong object.
Here is my answer.
On 13 Nov 2007, at 20:08, Richard Koch wrote:
> I'm not very anxious to do this. We've always tried to be rather
> conservative with MacTeX, and the notion of messing with something
> which Apple installed doesn't appeal to me very much. (!!)
Ok. But why does Apple put something in there that calls programs that
are not there? I was rather surprised.
Currently I have renamed the four scripts/executables to XXX.old.
Dirty but it works and I haven't thrown anything away.
> Could we find another solution? What calls these scripts? Some of
> the TeX tools should look in the TeX binary directory regardless of
> path setting, I think.
> Do you call these yourself from Terminal, and if so when you modify
> your PATH to put /usr/texbin first, does that solve the problem for
I made an engine for TeXShop. It only contains texi2pdf "$1" so that I
wouldn't have to run LaTeX, BibTeX and possibly Makeindex manually
enough times to resolve all references. (On windows systems I use
MiKTeX and texify to do this).
Until now I assumed that this would run /usr/texbin/texi2pdf.
I should have checked.
Nowadays I use the latexmk and pdflatexmk engines whenever I am
editing/previewing with TeXShop.
I call(ed) texi2pdf from a script in Terminal (many times).
I do this for testing purposes (many LaTeX runs) and generated
I haven't put /usr/texbin first (yet) since I get a PATH when bash
starts with /usr/texbin somewhere in the middle (because /usr/texbin
will then be searched twice, which is against my sense of neatness.).
My PATH is modified in .profile to have . in front (Windows heritage)
and $HOME/bin at the end.
I have no idea how to move /usr/texbin (somewhere in the middle) to
Moving /usr/texbin to the front of PATH would solve my issue.
Also I want to use the texlive MacTeX things and not something else
that is "old".
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