[TxMt] Re: LaTeX and Skim

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Mon Dec 1 07:39:46 UTC 2008

The problem is solved.
I updated the bundle in
Library/Application Support/TextMate/...
AND changed the one line in texMate.py in that location.
Then things worked
I also had a LaTeX bundle in
and that is the one I had edited originally.
Now I understand why this did not help.

Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2008, at 2:26 PM, enas wrote:
>> On 30 Nov 2008, at 09:42, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
>>> I Just upgraded to TeXLive 2008 and I am experiencing some problems
>>> when previewing in Skim.
>>> In the Typeset & view Window I get the following error message:
>>> Application 'Skim' not running sh: /Applications/Skim.app/Contents/
>>> Resources/displayline: No such file or directory
>> Your texMate.py contains the wrong reference to the displayline
>> script, which indeed has changed in the last version of Skim.app (why
>> they made that change without even keeping a symlink for
>> compatibility, that's another question).
> Actually they had a symlink for a while there, which is why it was  
> working earlier. They just removed the symlink recently. TextMate was  
> the one at fault, pointing to an outdated location for some time now.
>>> I already checked some earlier mails about this kind of problem and
>>> found that
>>> earlier the code in texMate.py had
>>> Contents/Resources/displayline
>>> but Skim was changed and needs
>>> /Contents/SharedSupport/displayline
>>> When I check my texMate.py
>>> I already have the correct code there.
>>> I do not understand where the wrong line of code comes from.
>>> Skim starts an displays my files. I just would like to get rid of the
>>> error message.
>> Well obviously it kept the old reference to the displayline script.
>> Have you done some custom edits to texMate.py? That's the only lead I
>> have, I'm sure the gurus of this list will have other ideas too.
> Likely this is the problem, you have a local version of texMate.py  
> that is in odds with the bundle version. When you say above "I check  
> my texMate.py", can you be more specific where exactly this  
> texMate.py is located, and whether there are any other copies lying  
> around? Usual suspects are, in order of precedence:
> ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/...
> /Library/Application Support/TextMate/...
> Within the TextMate.app bundle (right click, inspect packages ...)
>>> I have another problem also:
>>> Forward search i.e. selecting text in TextMake and finding the
>>> corresponding spot in Skim, does not work.
>>> Neither selecting Show in PDF  Viewer (pdfsync) nor pressing Ctrl- 
>>> Alt-
>>> Apple-O does anything.
>>> I do have Skim 1. 2 (38), TeXLive 2008 ad TextMate 1.5.8 (1496)
>> Well that's because all that is the job of the displayline script :)
> Make sure to also remove any .pdfsync files you might have had there.
>> enas
> Haris Skiadas
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> Hanover College
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