[OS X TeX] Wrong latex getting used.

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Mar 3 20:28:42 CET 2009


On 3/03/2009, at 4:11 PM, Michael Hanson wrote:

> Having seen your response to Herb's attempt to try to ferret out some
> relevant facts of your LaTeX usage

	I found Prof. Schulz's reply facile and patronizing, and of
	no help whatever.

	I made it very clear in my posting that I was perfectly
	familiar with the concept of ``path'' and knew exactly
	what its implications were.  I had simply been unable to
	get the system to respond to the way I'd set the path.

	It turned out that there was a perfectly simple explanation
	for the non-response to the system.  And perfectly obvious;
	it was right before my eyes and I (quite stupidly) did not
	see it.  There was a line in my .cshrc file

		``source /sw/bin/init.csh''

	*after* the point where I set my path.  So naturally my path
	got re-set.

	This was dumb on my part, but thing is I *know* about paths
	and what they do.  Prof. Schulz's reply was of no help in
	tracking down my (dumb) mistake.
	
	I took a great deal of trouble to compose a complete and
	clear explanation of my problem.  Getting Schulz's response
	was a bit like asking a question about stochastic differential
	equations and getting in response a lesson in elementary
	arithmetic.

> I don't think I will be able to help you.

	Well, you're wrong!  Your suggestion no. 1 was spot on; that is
	(as explained above) the essence of what I was doing wrong.  Although
	the reality was even simpler than what you suggested.  My path
	was getting changed, not by some hidden dot file, but in the .cshrc
	file that I was looking at.  Right before my eyes.

	Still your suggestion would've got me thinking along the right lines.
	However Axel Retif had already drawn my attention to the init.csh
	issue.

		cheers,

			Rolf Turner

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