[OS X TeX] Yosemite 10.10.1
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Nov 22 14:22:55 CET 2014
> On Nov 21, 2014, at 9:54 PM, pbjacob <pbjacob86 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Several days ago, I formatted the hardware and installed the Yosemite 10.10. 0.
> Then I installed the BasicTeX with some packages I need, and kept on updating the packages all the time via tlmgr commands.
> The TeX worked well.
> When I updated my mac into 10.10.1, I found there is something wrong with TeXworks.app.
> For example, I create a new .tex file as follows:
> In TeXworks.app, I compile the file using XeLaTeX, and obtained the following messages:
> This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=xelatex)
> restricted \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>
> Babel <3.9k> and hyphenation patterns for 21 languages loaded.
> Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
> (./draft.aux)  (./draft.aux)sh: xdvipdfmx: command not found
> Error 32512 (driver return code) generating output;
> file draft.pdf may not be valid.
> SyncTeX written on draft.synctex.gz.
> Transcript written on draft.log.
> However, if I type the compiling commands in the terminal such as xelatex draft.tex, it outputs the right pdf file and no error messages come out.
> It seems that my TeX system works well, but the TeXworks.app doesn’t.
> So, how can I repair my TeXworks.app? Thank you!
> By the way, the path settings in TeXworks.app are as follows in my mac:
>> On Nov 18, 2014, at 6:16 AM, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone installed this update yet? Did it fix or break anything (Tex, TeXShop, BBEdit, Skim, etc.)? The only significant problem I’ve had with 10.10 is the font smoothing problem.
Yosemite, even the 10.10.0 and not fixed with 10.10.1, has a bug that doesn't properly pass the environment to processes generated by GUI apps that, in turn, generate sub processes. They have been notified of the problem.
TeXworks, and quite a few other apps (TeX Live Utility [before version 1.19], I believe Lyx---there is a new version, 22.214.171.124, that may fix the problem[anyone?]---and TeXmaker[?]/TeXStudio[?]). TeXShop and TeX Live Utility 1.19 pass the environment in a different way and don't suffer from the problem.
Hopefully I've got this all right. If not I welcome corrections. I would also welcome a fix from Apple in 10.10.2.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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