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Bug 66570 - Bad default TeX directory in auctex config
Bad default TeX directory in auctex config
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xemacs (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-06-12 07:49 EDT by diego.santacruz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-23 16:07:53 EDT
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Description diego.santacruz 2002-06-12 07:49:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
The configuration of the auctex package has a default value for TeX-macro-global
which is /usr/local/lib/texmf/tex/.
Since redhat installs tex in /usr/share/texmf/tex/ the default should be set to
match that, so that no special fiddling is needed for a standard installation.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install xemacs and tetex

Actual Results:  By default the auctex package is not aware of tex's location in
a default redhat install.

Expected Results:  auctex should be aware of were redhat's default installation is.

Additional info:

One has to manually include something like:
(defvar TeX-macro-global '("/usr/share/texmf/tex/")
  "*The TeX installation directory, where to find site wide style files.")
in the tex-site.el file to solve this.
A proper fix would be probably to change the default in
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-06-12 16:18:50 EDT
What problem do you see, and how do you reproduce it? Auc-tex-mode seems to work
well for (although with a slightly newer version).
Comment 2 diego.santacruz 2002-06-13 03:12:38 EDT
If you call (from within XEmacs) the TeX-auto-generate-global command, XEmacs
will not be able to find the TeX/LaTeX macro files if that path is not correctly
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2002-11-11 21:52:30 EST
This is already fixed in tex-site.el in xemacs-21.4.8-16.

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