[OS X TeX] Solution to LaTeXit and MacTeX 2008 problem

Todd Hufnagel hufnagel at jhu.edu
Fri Sep 19 21:52:29 CEST 2008


Thanks to all who replied to my post regarding blank output from  
LaTeXit. With offline help from Dick Koch, I discovered that the  
problem was with a custom .profile file I had created back when I  
upgraded to Leopard, which introduced a new method (path_helper) for  
dealing with paths. The upgrade confused LaTeXit, so based on a  
helpful hint (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071029190900872 
) I had modified .profile to go back to the old way (through the PATH  
variable). This change was apparently confusing the beta version of  
LaTeXit included in the MacTeX 2008 distribution.

I disabled the custom .profile, and now all is well - LaTeXit works  
just fine. Thanks again to Dick for his help, and to those who gave  
other suggestions.

Regards,

Todd

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Todd Hufnagel
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
102 Maryland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2681
410-516-6277/ Fax 410-516-5293
hufnagel at jhu.edu



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