[OS X TeX] Aquamacs, AucTeX, and preview-latex

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Nov 28 11:02:24 CET 2005

Am 28.11.2005 um 02:05 schrieb Cameron Hooper:

> Spotlight fails to find tex-site.el anywhere on my system.

There were a few lengthy threads about Spotlight not finding TeX 
related material on Tiger. Once you install the complete YACED (with 
AUCTeX and preview-latex too, just to test whether these work at least 
in YACED, I rely on my own installations) with the MDI importer, 
Spotlight would be able to index TeX related material -- if it would 
search inside an application bundle. Herbert Schulz doubts this ...

I am using locate, on Panther. It's 'database' only gets updated once, 
and I don't know anything about the contents of the files, but my 
PowerBook is pretty silent and idle.

There must be some reason that Aquamacs Emacs searches in ~/Emacs for 
ELisp files. This is a completely unconventional place. It looks like a 
mistake done in some customisation where a '/' was forgotten or a 
newline was input. My Aquamacs Emacs does not work because it loads 
without any reason code for GNU Emacs 20 so I can't really check how it 
would behave. All I can tell is that the Japanese Carbon Emacs, which 
is a parent to Aquamacs Emacs, has AUCTeX and preview-latex in its 
application bundle. And these internals get loaded! (YACED has nothing 
in its application bundle, it uses my own installation in 
/Library/Application Support/Emacs or its own package in the same 
place.) One problem can be that YACED's AUCTeX and preview-latex are a 
bit old. At this time a few routines in making, installing, and setting 
up AUCTeX and preview-latex were a bit 'faulty,' or, to be more 
precise, were not fit enough to handle spaces in a file's or 
directory's name, what appears in Mac OS quite often. Since a few month 
these flaws are gone.

Check the value of load-path! You can break down a copy of the long 
string into path elements in *scratch* buffer.



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