[OS X TeX] Wrong latex getting used.
Adam R. Maxwell
amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Mar 3 04:28:11 CET 2009
On Mar 2, 2009, at 6:49 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
>>> There is a /usr/texbin that appears automagically in my path,
>>> and this seems to point at the right thing. I tried setting
>>> my path explicitly in my .cshrc file, putting /usr/texbin ahead
>>> of /sw/bin. But blow me down, when I echo my path afterwards,
>>> /sw/bin and /sw/sbin are always the first two entries in the
>>> path, no matter what I tell it. (I *hate* it when computers refuse
>>> to do what you tell them!) And the wrong latex still gets
Why not uninstall the fink provided latex? When I used fink (some
years ago) it used to provide a placeholder to satisfy dependencies
when you had a different TeX installed.
>>> How can I get the /sw/bin/latex out of the way? Does anyone out
>>> understand Mac OSX enough to help me?
This depends on how fink sets up the path; ISTR setting up my .profile
as described here: http://www.finkproject.org/doc/users-guide/install.php
so presumably you did the same thing at some point. You could just
prepend /usr/texbin to the path after sourcing fink's path scripts,
although I personally avoid putting non-system paths first. MacTeX
uses /etc/paths.d on Leopard, and evidently path_helper(8) is run too
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