[TxMt] Latex not found

Ben Wooliscroft bwooliscroft at business.otago.ac.nz
Thu Dec 13 10:22:22 UTC 2007

Latex found!

I'm on the latest Latex bundle and have been all along.

I'm afraid that I'm not sure which of the following two things fixed the
problem, they were instituted simultaneously:

Installed tex through i-installer (there was already a full MacTex
installation, but a google hunt suggested this might fix a similar problem
with Latexit, so I gave it a try).

Saved line:


In environment.plist (but I'd done that before with no effect, even after
logging out and on again).

I'm guessing that something in the i-installer programme has fixed what I

Now when I select either MacTex or gwtex with the Tex distribution selector
in System Prefs Textmate finds them and runs them, terminal finds them,

It would be nice to know what was wrong, and what is now right, but I'm more
than happy that I can get back to my high productivity Latex environment

Thanks all


On 13/12/07 11:12 AM, "Charilaos Skiadas" <cskiadas at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 13, 2007, at 4:30 AM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> On 13 Dec 2007, at 09:30, Ben Wooliscroft wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> When I type "which pdflatex" into terminal it also returns
>>> nothing, but I
>>> can go to /usr/texbin and see pdflatex.
>> So you want to add Œ/usr/texbin¹ to the PATH variable.
> That shouldn't matter though, since we explicitly look for pdflatex
> under /usr/texbin
> The problem here I think is the one fixed with commit 8619, in that
> the behavior of "which" has changed in Leopard (in the way it reports
> failure that is), so our code never makes it to the explicit look of
> paths (since it doesn't recognize the call to "which" that we make as
> failing).
> Ben, are you running the most updated version of the bundle from the
> subversion repository?
>>> [...] It appears that the files are there [...] but somehow hidden
>>> from the system, but not from TexShop?
>> Programs (shell commands) are found by looking in the folders
>> specified as a :-separated list in the PATH environment variable.
>> TexShop likely has /usr/texbin (and probably a few other locations)
>> as a hardcoded place to look for pdflatex, so that it works even w/
>> o users setting up their PATH.
> Haris Skiadas
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> Hanover College
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