[OS X TeX] latexit issues

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jun 14 11:18:14 EDT 2008

On Jun 12, 2008, at 11:37 PM, dfen2752 at mail.usyd.edu.au wrote:

> I am having problems with running LaTeXiT. I've been through the  
> archive to
> this list, but haven't found a solution.
> Opening up Latexit is fine. However, when i try compiling, it comes  
> up with
> an 'unexpected error', and nothing in the error log is helpful.  
> There is a
> whole bunch of export statements, followed by:
> cd /var/folders/xE/xEm5OXIjHROVEkNVZizEOU+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.15.0
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/i386-darwin/pdftex -file-line-error
> -interaction nonstopmode
> /var/folders/xE/xEm5OXIjHROVEkNVZizEOU+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.15.0/ 
> latexit-1.tex
> 1>|/var/folders/xE/xEm5OXIjHROVEkNVZizEOU+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.15.0/ 
> latexit-task-stdout.2lWft9de5.log
> 2>|/var/folders/xE/xEm5OXIjHROVEkNVZizEOU+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.15.0/ 
> latexit-task-stderr.hismK4VYo.log
> </dev/null


Do you have a fink or other distribution of TeX on your system besides  
MacTeX/TeX Live? The

export PATH=...

in that list looks kind of ugly with path items in /sw/... and / 
opt/... although the correct version of pdftex seems to be run. I  
wonder if some configuration file is being grabbed from some strange  
Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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