[OS X TeX] TeXShop-2.10beta
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Jun 6 01:24:16 CEST 2006
I followed Peter's suggestion and changed for one my shell scripts
(tcsh) the path to
set path= ($path /usr/local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`-apple-darwin-
The shell script worked on my G5 and I think it would also work on an
On Jun 6, 2006, at 0:26, Jerome Laurens wrote:
> Selon Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl>:
>> On Jun 5, 2006, at 13:35, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>> I don't know how the rest of TeX is handled (in TeXShop), but it
>>> to me that XeTeX and gwTeX should be treated as similarly as
>>> A loger term solution that I can see is to (eventually) create a
>>> universal set of tools.
>> It is a difficult problem. Having universal binaries is easier for
>> but removes the download-only-what-you-need option.
> Which can save space on small drives...
>> What is the community's opinion?
> Gerben, may be you should make a poll from your site in order to
> reach the
> larger audience of your distribution, if the forthcoming fix does
> not fit.
> As far as I understand, the problem rose because the shell scripts
> launched by
> TeXShop must manage the PATH environment variable by themselves.
> We can see here one of the limitations of such a design. We have
> seen in the
> previous mails various hacks to solve this problem but fortunately,
> there is a
> much simpler solution.
> A proper design in that situation is to set up properly the PATH
> variable -from- the front end -before- launching the shell script.
> I won't enter into details, but it makes both developer life and
> end user life
> easier, without talking about Gerben's life...
> This can be achieved with this small code snippet adapted from
> iTeXMac2 source:
> NSTask * task = [[[NSTask allocWithZone:[self zone]] init]
> NSMutableDictionary * processEnvironment = [[[[NSProcessInfo
> processInfo] environment] mutableCopy] autorelease];
> NSString * PATH = [processEnvironment objectForKey:@"PATH"];
> PATH = [NSString
> binaries"];// or
> whatever you find usefull
> [processEnvironment setObject:PATH forKey:@"PATH"];
> [task setEnvironment:processEnvironment];
> [task launch];
> That's all.
> J. Laurens
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