[OS X TeX] xdvi under Tiger

Juergen Fenn juergen.fenn at GMX.DE
Wed Jan 9 08:32:50 EST 2008

Peter Dyballa schrieb:

>> I'm stuck. :-/ What else do I have to do in order to run xdvi?
> Provide a DISPLAY variable in X11's process environment.
> Apple uses a rather unfriendly scheme to create a process, without using 
> the shell. So no shell environment variables are inherited. This 
> document describes it a bit: 
> http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1067.html
> And this link leads to a bunch of shell scripts inside an Aqua 
> application that create the ~/.MacOSX stuff plus a bit more with lots of 
> documentation, which Jason Davies is hosting kindly: 
> http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucgajpd/Academic/MacResources.html.

Thanks für explaining. I've run your script and it's created 
.MacOSX/environment.plist in my home directory. Is there anything else I 
have to add to evironment.plist now? The DISPLAY field contains ":0". 
I've not configured X11 before...

I also have found out that I can start xdvi from within the X11 terminal 
giving the full pathname /usr/texbin/xdvi-xaw.bin . It works fine, and 
if this is the way to run xdvi on my machine I could do with it. 8-) 
However, I wonder whether there is a way to start xdvi from within 
Apples standard terminal, too?


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