[OS X TeX] Can't compile - pdflatex issue

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 21:47:33 CEST 2009

On Apr 12, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:

> On Apr 11, 2009, at 10:38 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Apr 11, 2009, at 7:48 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>> Have you tried Richard Koch's advice of typesetting your sample  
>>> document with TeXShop? As he said, that's in no way an  
>>> endorsement to TeXShop, nor a recommendation for its use ---the  
>>> only thing is that TeXShop looks into /usr/texbin for the  
>>> binaries, no matter what Fink or other distribution has put in  
>>> your .bash_profile or .profile; therefore, debugging would be  
>>> easier.
>> Reading this thread and aware that I had downloaded Fink for some  
>> obscure, now forgotten reason, I was wondering why I didn't have  
>> the problem.
>> Now I know.
>> Boy am I glad that TeXShop happened my way and that this was the  
>> one thing I have never even thought of switching from.
>> So, for one, I sure am endorsing TeXShop. With both hands and  
>> whatever else.
> But... TeXShop is completely unrelated. TeXShop is "just" the  
> editor of the TeX file that is compiled by tex/pdftex/pdflatex/ 
> luatex, etc. Those programs can be installed by the MacTeX  
> distribution, fink, darwinports, etc.

You are of course absolutely correct. As I just wrote in a P.S. to my  
response to Dyballa, I should have written i-installer and TeXShop.

After the Fink fiasco, at a time when I knew less than nothing  
TeXwise and was still very TeX impressionable, I came to use TeXShop  
to mean "TeX out of the box". (See my piece in PracTeX.)


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