[OS X TeX] $PATH question -- somewhat OT

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Jul 4 14:02:22 CEST 2005


On Jul 4, 2005, at 13:14, Stephen Moye wrote:

> I was checking the PATH variable in connection with another problem  
> and came across what looks like an anomaly. If I use Terminal and type  
> 'echo $PATH' I get this:
>
> /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/ 
> powerpc-apple-darwin-current:/usr/local/bin
>
> but in xterm I get this:
>
> /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin
>
> Why are these different?

Because I have not found a way to patch the X11 path settings for all  
users. The X11 path is not changed by the i-package setup. Maybe I have  
received from someone info on how to do this and I have lost it.

G

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