[tex-live] Texworks fail but I can compile pdf though texlive by using commands

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jan 8 06:56:50 CET 2013


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On Mo, 07 Jan 2013, Yunlong Nie wrote:
> joha at joha-ThinkPad-E420:~$ which pdftex
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/i386-linux/pdftex
> joha at joha-ThinkPad-E420:~$         kpsewhich -engine=/ pdflatex.fmt
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex.fmt
> joha at joha-ThinkPad-E420:~$         kpsewhich -engine=/ latex.fmt
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt
> joha at joha-ThinkPad-E420:~$         echo $PATH

Here are some lines missing.

> and I am not sure how to see how Tex Works configured.

I guess you do:
* set the PATH in your .bashrc or so
* start TeX Works from the GUI/Window Manager Menu

Since the window manager does *NOT* have the adjusted PATH set
it will not find the /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/i386-linux/pdftex
but uses /usr/bin/pdftex.

You can configure TeX Works to add more path by 
- click on "Edit" in the menu bar
- select "Preferences"
- select the "Typesetting" tab in the TeXworks Preferences window
- click on the big + to the right of the upper list
- navigate and select /local/texlive/2012/bin/i386-linux/
- move it above all the other items with the up arrow
- click on Ok

That should work.

But is all guessing.


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