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[Orgmode] Re: latex export on mac os x with xelatex

From: Christian Wittern
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: latex export on mac os x with xelatex
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 20:49:26 +0900
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Hi there,

For the benefit of later visitors, here is how I worked around the problem
for the moment:

orgmode seems to ignore the exec-path, so I looked at the result of
(getenv "PATH"), which was very little. Saying

(setenv "PATH" (concat "/usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/universal-darwin:"
(getenv "PATH")))

in my .emacs solved the problem, the latex export now happily works its way
to the texlive programs and does what it needs to do.  So I suspect this is
some kind of setup problem that might be specific to my installation.  I
will see if I can find out more once I have a little time.

Thanks for your time:-)

All the best,


On 2010-02-22 16:34, Christian Wittern wrote:
> Dear Orgmode users,
> I am trying to get Latex export working on a Mac OS X system.  I have
> installed MacTex with the whole texlive tree.  I added the path to these
> binaries to exec-path like so:
> (if (eq window-system 'mac)
>      (add-to-list 'exec-path "/usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/universal-darwin")
> )
> and can confirm that it is indeed picked up and existing in the exec-path.
> However, org-export-as-pdf does not manage to produce a pdf.
> Next I customized the variable to include the path so that I have
> "/usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/universal-darwin/xelatex -interaction
> nonstopmode %s" (on one line) as the value of org-latex-to-pdf-process.
> Now the xelatex command runs, but the next step fails, since xelatex can not
> convert its intermediate file to a pdf, so I get as the first line in the
> buffer *Org PDF Latex Output* :
> sh: xdvipdfmx: command not found
> But now I have no idea where to go to tell orgmode how to find the command
> -- someting seems to be seriously wrong (or I am misunderstanding how stuff
> is supposed to work) so any help would be appreciated.
> All the best,
> Christian

 Christian Wittern
 Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
 47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN

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