[OS X TeX] newbie question on fonts motivated by LaTeXiT

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Fri Oct 26 23:14:56 EDT 2007

Responding to various advice, I have modified both my .cshrc
(for my tcsh interactive shell) and .profile (in case LaTeXiT or
TeX uses that) to make the directory /usr/texbin come as the
absolute first item in the search path for either shell.  This
explicitly overrides Fink's standard /sw/bin/init.csh and
/sw/bin/init.sh which just as explicitly make /sw/bin and
/sw/sbin come first in any $path.  I have also deleted the
file /sw/bin/xdv2pdf so that regardless of $path order it
cannot be found which, nominally, makes putting /usr/texbin
first in $path irrelevant.

Nevertheless, LaTeXiT "Display last log" still reports

  sh: line 1: xdv2pdf: command not found

despite both shells finding it in the right place

  csh% which xdv2pdf

  sh-2.05b$ which xdv2pdf

This concludes this round of play, and thanks to all for the
help.  My deadline passes approximately now and so TeX no
longer matters for another 90 days.  If I figure it out, I'll
report back; if not, I'll not bother you again.  As the
maintainer/author of LaTeXiT privately said,

 > That it was working with previous LaTeXiT and not with a
 > recent one can be due to a better handling of environment
 > variables, that make LaTeXiT more sensitive to some
 > misconfigurations.

I accept that features of the environment are deeply at
issue, and so I will continue to look for what RTFM means
in this case.

Over and out,


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