[OS X TeX] Re: BBedit and LaTeX integration under Leopard

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 19 07:04:28 EST 2008

On 19 jan 2008, at 10:44, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 14.01.2008 um 00:22 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>> Unfortunately this kludge has not been implemented in X11, or we  
>> would have had a nice way of adding tex to X11.
> It works fine with ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist. (I've created a set  
> of shell scripts integrated into a Platypus application that makes  
> the necessary changes on a double-click. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucgajpd/Academic/MacResources.html)

Since then I have discovered how X11 is supposed to work on leopard.


- Remove all references to a hard-coded DISPLAY environment. If echo  
$DISPLAY returs :0 or 0.0, then you have the wrong value. The value  
may be lurking in ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist or in your .bashrc  
(.tcshrc). If your DISPLAY environment variable is similar to /tmp/ 
launch-YWDYrq/:0 (i.e. a socket) then you are all set (the letters are  

- Install the updated X11 for leopard from http://trac.macosforge.org/projects/xquartz


- Do not start X11.app, not directly, not from the dock. Do not double  
click on X11.app in /Applications/Utilities/

- From the Apple Terminal, just start xdvi (or any X11 application).  
As soon as the library gets (dynamically) loaded, X11 will start.

- Since X11 is now started from the Apple Terminal, there is no need  
to ensure that X11 has its own correct environment.

There is absolutely no need to mess with ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist,  
really there isn't.


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