Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66570
Bad default TeX directory in auctex config
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:07 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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
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).
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
This is already fixed in tex-site.el in xemacs-21.4.8-16.