[OS X TeX] Leopard MacTeX PATH problems, still

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Mar 22 19:16:16 EDT 2008

On Mar 22, 2008, at 5:48 PM, David Airey wrote:
> I posted in January about my PATH variable not being set correctly  
> on my Leopard OS X system, following MacTeX installation. The  
> symptoms are programs and scripts other than TeXShop not being able  
> to latex files (like TextMate, which I wanted to try). Currently the  
> PATH variable is:
> Last login: Sat Mar 22 15:51:44 on ttys000
> [AireyDC:~] dairey% echo $PATH
> /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin
> [AireyDC:~] dairey%
> I was under the impression that after running the leopard fixes from  
> Dick Koch, tex should be in there somewhere. But they are not. The  
> appropriate files are in etc/paths.d with the same permission  
> settings as the help file for the leopard fix package describes, but  
> I don't think everything is as it should be.
> I also tried installation of Basic TeX, but that did not correct the  
> path either.
> How do I manually set my PATH variable?
> Thank you.
> -Dave


Do you have a PATH set in a ~/.profile, ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc  
(I'm assuming you're using bash as your shell in Terminal)? How about  
a ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist file that sets the PATH? I'm just  
wondering if you've got something that is overriding the one set by / 
etc/paths+/etc/paths.d/*. By the way do you have a file /etc/paths.d/ 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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