[TxMt] Re: Latex bundle bug (was HTML-output-window just looks plain wrong)

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 14:49:44 UTC 2008

On Oct 8, 2008, at 9:38 AM, enas wrote:

> On 7 Oct 2008, at 22:32, Alex Ross wrote:
>> You must set up your PATH variable in TextMate's preference panel.
>> —Alex
> I had the same problem and that resolved it as well. Why is it that we
> must set the PATH variable now? Didn't it use to work out of the box
> before the last revision?

In previous versions, a shell script was run before most commands,  
which tried to make the environment that the commands see be the same  
as the one the Terminal sees. This involved sourcing files  
like .bash_profile etc. These files often expect that they are run by  
a terminal application, with complications ensuing some times. Allan  
and others can probably explain this better, but the bottom line is  
that a GUI application could get into trouble sometimes for sourcing  
these shell configuration files. It was thought better therefore to  
slowly drop the support on such files, and move to this alternative  
system. I guess this was the version where the plug was finally pulled.

So it is not just the PATH variable that needs to be set, it's  
everything else you might need that is defined in .bash_profile.  
Unless I'm mistaken, I've been on the sidelines lately.

> Thanks,
> enas

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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