[OS X TeX] CGI TeX processing

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Oct 19 00:40:06 CEST 2004


Jan,

Why don't you give the class or style files as relative or absolute 
paths, like

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{Downloads/booktest}.

  It works for me, but of course these files have to be in a readable 
directory.

Claus

On 18.10.2004, at 10:35, Jan Eden wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I wrote a short CGI script to automate TeX processing. Now I am a 
> little lost with the TeX environment variables.
>
> In normal operation TeX finds the files in ~/Library/texmf, although 
> the export TEXMF line is commented in my .bash_profile.
>
> Where is it set?
>
> When running the script, TeX (in this case, pdflatex) complains about 
> missing classes and styles (which are in my texmf dir).
>
> When I use the following line in the Perl script:
>
> $ENV{TEXMF} = "/Users/jan/Library/texmf";
>
> it does not find pdflatex.emft, pdflatex.cfg and other files. How can 
> I get the script to act as if I started pdflatex myself on the command 
> line?
>
> I found the kpsewhich man page and read some snippets about the TeX 
> environment variables, but this is all a little confusing.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jan
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