[OS X TeX] tex4ht question

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Mon May 24 15:51:20 CEST 2010

On Mon 24th May, 2010 at 08:29, Herbert Schulz seems to have written:

> On May 24, 2010, at 3:42 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 24.05.2010 um 05:29 schrieb Adam M. Goldstein:
>>>> tex4ht.c (2007-04-21-21:07 kpathsea)
>> Your version of this file is quite old. Looking at the large list of languages supported by Babel it's obvious for a second time that you never updated TeX Live 2009. An update might cure your problem.
>> If not, then a problem exists in that you use zsh interactively and the TeX4ht scripts are Bourne shell based. This can indicate that you missed to prepare your system for the Bourne shell.
> The version of tex4ht.env I have is
> % tex4ht.env / .tex4ht (unix)           2009-01-20-20:54 %
> so I'd guess that Pete is onto something here.
This seems right except that the version of TL in use seems to be 2009
judging by the output from (pdf)TeX itself. That suggests to me that
there may well be a mixture of different versions of the software
around. That in itself need not be a problem as long as PATH etc. is
configured right (e.g. via the TeX distribution preference pane) but
maybe that isn't happening correctly in this case.

MacTeX modifies the shell environment for sh/bash and tcsh/csh. Does it
do this for zsh as well? If not, you might see strange mix-ups
depending on the actual shell environment, mightn't you? Or does the
fact that pdfTeX etc. are found correctly show that this cannot have
anything to do with the problem?

You might try:
 	echo $PATH
 	locate tex4ht.env

- cfr

> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz

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