[OS X TeX] How to set a path in OS X.4

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 24 23:25:27 CET 2005

On 24 Nov 2005, at 23:17, Georg Verweyen wrote:

> Maarten Sneep schrieb:
>> pstopdf is an apple installed tool which lives in /usr/bin
> Yep ... still
> pstopdf file.eps
> gets stuck somewhere -- making me a bit nervous. Maybe a user vs.  
> root problem?

Did you repair the permissions with Disk Utility?

>> For the rest however: "it depends", answer these questions, and  
>> we'll  get you there:
>> Q: how did you install TeX? If you used the i-Installer, then I  
>> would  suggest you install the ghostscript package, and let it  
>> configure the  path for you.
> TL 2005, but it might be a rest from a previous installation.

The new TL2005, a.k.a. MacTeX? Or i-Installer, TL 2005 binaries/layout?

>> Q: Which OS version, or more to the point: which shell do you use?
> OS X 10.4.3 using the terminal (bash)

I still recommend you install the ghostscript i-Package, but you can  
add the path to your .bashrc or .profile (I always forget which is  

export PATH="${PATH}:/usr/local/bin"

this is for you only, if you have more than one user on your Mac,  
you'll need some different trickery, but this allows you to test.

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