[OS X TeX] Can't compile - pdflatex issue
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 02:20:08 CEST 2009
On Apr 12, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2009, at 10:38 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Apr 11, 2009, at 7:48 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>> Have you tried Richard Koch's advice of typesetting your sample
>>> document with TeXShop? As he said, that's in no way an
>>> endorsement to TeXShop, nor a recommendation for its use ---the
>>> only thing is that TeXShop looks into /usr/texbin for the
>>> binaries, no matter what Fink or other distribution has put in
>>> your .bash_profile or .profile; therefore, debugging would be
>> Reading this thread and aware that I had downloaded Fink for some
>> obscure, now forgotten reason, I was wondering why I didn't have
>> the problem.
>> Now I know.
>> Boy am I glad that TeXShop happened my way and that this was the
>> one thing I have never even thought of switching from.
>> So, for one, I sure am endorsing TeXShop. With both hands and
>> whatever else.
> But... TeXShop is completely unrelated. TeXShop is "just" the
> editor of the TeX file that is compiled by tex/pdftex/pdflatex/
> luatex, etc. Those programs can be installed by the MacTeX
> distribution, fink, darwinports, etc.
> Likewise, you could use a different email application to access
> email. The email application is your "portal" into the email
> delivery system. It is not the same as the delivery system. You
> could very well access your mail using webmail, apple mail,
> outlook, etc., and it's still email, not a phone call.
> I thought by now you understood that you can use different editors,
> but the process of turning the tex file into the PDF file is done
> by other programs (specifically, we're both using /usr/texbin/
> pdflatex, even though I may be using a different editor).
Rereading the above, I realize that I partly missed the point. So
here is response #2:
I do indeed understand that there are a number of very different,
very powerful, very feature loaded, etc editors. Actually, in my
search for an HTML editor, I "tested" a few of them on the way they
handled … LaTeX.
I was simply responding to "TeXShop looks into /usr/texbin for the
binaries, no matter what Fink or other distribution has put in
your .bash_profile or .profile; "
As far as I know, all LaTeX editors might do it too. But I don't know
and was just expressing my gratitude for the fact that TeXShop does
as this apparently saved me a lot of downtime after, trying to
install some other software that required Fink's tetex, I
inadvertently gave in.
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