[OS X TeX] /sw/bin/init.csh

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Sun Nov 14 13:51:42 CET 2010

On 14/11/10 10:19, Dariush M Doust wrote:
> I have been away from LaTeX since 2004. Updating the Tex Structure with
> MacTex 2010 seems has created some problem. I wanted to try XeLatex and
> LuaTex and in both cases I had this error on the first line of the
> console and typesetting (I use Texshop) stops:
> /sw/bin/init.csh: No such file or directory.
> Now, I guess that there is some tiny piece of information somewhere that
> sends the typesetter to look for soemthing that does not exist. I can
> not figure out what it is and couldn't find anything on the internet or
> the archive of this list (looked back six months). On this machine, I
> had previously Greben's I-installer, prior to that at some point I used
> also Fink, and until couple of years ago I had AlphaX installed on my
> hard drive. Anything they have done somewhere?

This comes from (an ancient version of) a Fink initialization in one of 
your shell startup scripts. Look in ~/.cshrc or ~/.tcshrc for a line like

   source /sw/bin/init.csh

and remove it. The error goes also away if you install Fink.


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