[OS X TeX] TeX on Snow Leopard

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Mon Aug 31 19:04:04 CEST 2009

On 08/31/09 06:17, "Peter Vamos" <P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:

> At 11:49 +0100 31/8/09, Luis Sequeira wrote:
>> Most people seem to use the bash shell, which is the default. A 
>> similar operation can be done for it, although the syntax is 
>> different. Create a .bashrc file (if you don't have it already) and 
>> put inside it a line containing
>> "export PATH=/usr/texbin:$PATH".
> This is _not_ the recommended method. (Snow)
> Leopard uses the utility path_helper to produce
> your PATH by concatenating the individual pieces
> (files) from the /etc/paths.d directory.

The only purpose in using /etc/paths.d is to set it for all users.  If you
have a single-user system, there's nothing wrong with setting it in

> Similarly for the man PATH from  /etc/manpaths.d
> To alter or add to your PATH follow the
> instructions given by R Koch in an earlier
> message in this thread.

Do not use /etc/manpaths.d on Snow Leopard.  Follow Dick Koch's instructions
posted previously. 

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