[TxMt] LaTeX: problem reading the preference file

Peter Cowan cowan.pd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 09:46:34 UTC 2007


I too ran into this problem today, it appears to be a known issue with
the python plist parser, not handling dates properly.  Brad recently
committed a fix that always the command to use the PyObjC parser.

The only downside is that Tiger doesn't come with PyObjC.  Your
options are to upgrade to Leopard, which includes it.  Or install
PyObjC, which worked for me, I downloaded an installer from here:

Previous thread on this issue:




On 11/14/07, Oliver Hagmann <lists at interdisco.net> wrote:
> Hi all
> I was recently working on a LaTeX project, when suddenly I got this
> message at the start of the log window:
> "There was a problem reading the preferences file, continuing with
> defaults"
> After it, I get one run with zero errors. I don't think the problem
> lies in my tex-file, since it used to work fine before. I tried
> repairing permissions and tried updating my bundles which was to no
> avail. Anybody out there experiencing the same. I'm using the newest
> build (1436) of Textmate and check out the whole trunk including all
> bundles and support folders via svn to /Library/Application\ Support/
> TextMate. I'm currently at the newest checkout 8446. I can change the
> settings in my LaTeX preferences and they stick, so why can't the
> typeset engine read my preferences?
> Thanks for any help
> Oliver
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