[OS X TeX] Re-installing MacTex 2007

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Tue Jul 8 00:59:58 EDT 2008

On Jul 7, 2008, at 10:26 PM, Owen Densmore wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2008, at 5:59 PM, David Watson wrote:
>>> <2 min later>  That fixed it!!  Now the hard part: how do I run  
>>> without my many .bashrc functions!?

See below.

>> There is no reason to delete the entire TeXLive distribution just  
>> because LaTeXiT doesn't function correctly.
> Agreed, but I do want to install the later version of MacTex .. it  
> clearly has changed and has some applications I should be using.
> Do you know if its OK to simply install the new MacTex on top of the  
> earlier one??
> Thanks for the response, you nailed the LaTeXiT problem!
>   -- Owen

That's because we just discussed this very problem on this list. I  
will repost the relevant discussion about how to solve the LaTeXiT  
issue for the moment:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] LatexIt 1.15.0 and MacTex errors
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 11:21:42 +0200
From: Pierre Chatelier <pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr>
To: Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr>
CC: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>


>> Right! So the question is, why LaTeXiT is creating a login or
>> interactive shell> .

My concern with LaTeXiT is to make it work "as if it was launched from
the command line", because most LaTeX users do customize
theire .profile, ~bashrc with variables like TEXINPUTS. And launching
a login shell with some options help me get the environment.

> Can't harm you, you are a tcsh user? Well, try to use latexit ;-)

But 1.15.0 has a bug with shell functions because I have used a stupid
method to analyze the environment.

> Honestly, this is a serious bug in latexit.

Right ! Fortunately I have fixed that in 1.15.1
But I have not released it yet, because I am waiting for the Sparkle
framework update.
You can try a beta, though :

> The problem this tries to solve is classical on MacOSX: How to
> transmit the user shell login environment from a MacOS app started
> via the Finder? Some apps use "/usr/bin/login -fp" to start scripts
> with the right environment.

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