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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] problems with Xemacs 21.4.22 Mule on Mac, xdvi

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] problems with Xemacs 21.4.22 Mule on Mac, xdvi
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:31:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

>    > Hi Uwe,
>    > 2015-06-10 8:41 GMT+02:00 Uwe Brauer <address@hidden>:
>    > Well, AUCTeX (actually *Emacs) expects a program to be in a PATH
>    > directory, not necessarily /usr/bin.  If /usr/texbin is not in the
>    > PATH, AUCTeX cannot find xdvi, did you expect something else?
> Hm that is odd.
> I thought that somewhere deep in the auctex code there are standards
> path set like /usr/bin  /usr/local/bin etc (however I could not find
> such setting) so basically you say (X)Emacs wants the executables like
> xdvi in any PATH whatsoever.
> I confess the laptop with MaC OS is not mine, but I suspect the tex
> installation to be a MaC OS specific one and not texlive.
> But what  I don't understand is the following.
> If I do 
>  «which xdvi» in the terminal application of the Mac (which I think is a
>  bash shell) and it returns
>  /usr/texbin/xdvi
> Isn't (X)Emacs supposed to find this executable?

If you started (X)Emacs from the terminal application, yes.  If you
didn't, it depends on how the environments of (X)Emacs and the terminal
application differ in their setup.

David Kastrup

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