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Re: Installing auctex from source

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Installing auctex from source
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:34:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 23.02.2009 um 07:34 schrieb smanek:
>> Running `LaTeX' on `ps0' with ``latex  -interaction=nonstopmode
>> "\input" document.tex''
>> /bin/sh: latex: not found
> Obviously GNU Emacs does not know where to search for the latex
> executable.

It calls a shell to do the search.

> This means that the process environment in which GNU Emacs runs does
> not have an environment variable PATH that contains the path to latex
> as one of many elements. The reason is that the complete value of PATH
> (or $PATH) was not inherited from whatever launched GNU Emacs.
> The cure is: correct GNU Emacs launch.
> Or correct the value of the GNU Emacs variable exec-path (to contain
> also the path to latex).

That does not help since the shell uses PATH, not exec-path, for
figuring out the location of latex.

David Kastrup

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