[OS X TeX] Mactex (texlive2008) input of shortcuts only works if input file in same directory as .tex

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Sep 30 07:33:06 EDT 2008

On  30 Sep, 2008, at 05:20, Alex Hamann wrote:

> On 30.09.2008, at 13:08, Neal Beck wrote:
>> Hi
>> Many thanks to you (Axel) and your colleagues. I checked the path  
>> and of course you folks are right. I will take care of getting rid  
>> of fink (was an older decision).
>> However, and I have no idea if this is a bug or a miracle I was  
>> expecting but should not have, when I do tex distribution in prefs,  
>> the radio button is on texlive-2008. (Now I know about \sw I would  
>> not have been fooled.) I have 3 dists (Fink, tl2007 and 2008, but I  
>> am staring right now at the radio button on 2008).
>> if you are interested, my mac put the space in nealbeck 1 when I  
>> was moving stuff from an old mac
>> thanks again
>> neal
> Hi,
> as far as I know, the Fink distro is not integrated into the TeX  
> Distribution Panel.

As far as I know, it is.

> As it puts itself before anything else in the path, it is absolutely  
> possible to have a TeXLive-based distro checked there but still have  
> a system that relies on version installed by find.

Right. But front-ends (TeXShop, iTeXmac) have their path set to /usr/ 
texbin. The Preference panel sets /usr/texbin as a symlink to the  
distribution you choose. Maybe there is a way to tell Aquamacs to use  
that path as well (then no need to get rid of Fink's teTeX).



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