[OS X TeX] Staying on the right PATH (or something)
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Nov 14 11:21:26 EST 2007
On Nov 14, 2007, at 8:50 AM, Morten Høgholm wrote:
> Hi all,
> Forgive me if the following is just me being naïve.
> I am trying to support some users using Texmaker on both *nix, OS X
> and Windows. In order to do so, it must be configured correctly and
> this is where the fun begins... We want to avoid giving a full path
> to the executable as often the system knows what to do with a file.
> On OS X we have
> open %.pdf
> which will then do as expected. Similarly, we discovered that on
> Windows we could use
> cmd /C start %.pdf
> and this then does the same as open. Good.
> On Windows, latex and friends are added to the PATH by MiKTeX and so
> one can call it as
> latex %.tex
> This works on *nix as well but not on OS X even though latex is of
> course in the PATH. Can anybody explain to me why this is? TeXShop
> expects the path to the executable as well, right? And what does an
> application like Aquamacs do differently, since it just has a call
> to latex and doesn't care where it is located?
> I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me in this matter.
Hmmm... what is the path you get in Terminal? What shell is being used
and is it called as a login shell? Do you have a ~/.MacOSX/
environment.plist file that is setting a path? What
about .profile, .bash_profile, etc?
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
More information about the MacOSX-TeX