Monthly Archive: September 2009

I spoke too soon

I swear it worked after the SL upgrade, but then it didn’t again. TextMate stopped compiling my LaTeX files. After a little bit of poking around, I saw that I have both python 2.5 and 2.6 installed. On what turned out to be a successful whim, I pointed the LaTeX bundle to python 2.5 instead of letting it default to python 2.6.

mate /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/Latex.tmbundle/Support/bin/texMate.py

I changed the first line to point explicitly to python 2.5, and it worked.

#!/usr/bin/env python2.5 -u

Snow Leopard?

My experience moving to Snow Leopard while preserving TeX was pretty much seamless, although I did need to reinstate /usr/texbin into my path. Check the MacTeX faq for Snow Leopard on how to get it back. I never knew about /etc/paths.d/ before, that’s also kind of nice trick to know.