[OS X TeX] Aquamacs, AucTeX, and preview-latex
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 28 15:09:51 CET 2005
On Nov 28, 2005, at 4:02 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> 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 was trying to use the importer alone, without installing YACED. I'm
not sure how they are tied together.
> 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.
I use Macaroni to force the administrative processes. The Locate and
whatis databases get rebuilt once a week. Locate is how I found
auctex inside the Aquamacs Emacs.app since the locate database
doesn't ``respect'' application package boundaries. I'm not sure I
want Spotlight to start finding things inside .app packages.
> 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!
Ummm... They seem to get loaded in my Aquamacs Emacs. I removed the
versions I had in /Library/Application Support/Emacs/ and it still is
there. Now, how do I make it the default mode? That would be my
principle use for emacs. Actually, I have the same question about Alpha!
> (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.
I must admit that the incantations necessary to get things to load,
etc., in emacs has been a great turn off for me. I don't mind
learning something new (we all had the learning curve for (La)TeX)
but it really feels like magic things have to be done to get emacs to
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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