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

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Oct 27 04:17:49 EDT 2007

On Oct 27, 2007, at 05:14, dan at geer.org wrote:

> 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 $path irrelevant.
> Nevertheless, LaTeXiT "Display last log" still reports
>   sh: line 1: xdv2pdf: command not found
> despite both shells finding it in the right place
>   csh% which xdv2pdf
>   /usr/texbin/xdv2pdf
>   sh-2.05b$ which xdv2pdf
>   /usr/texbin/xdv2pdf

That is because LaTeXiT runs its tools in a minimal shell, where your
personal shell environment is never executed. Try setting the (Xe)LaTeX
tool in the LaTeXiT preferences to a shell script:

echo "$PATH"



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