[R-SIG-Mac] building a package on a Mac: pdflatex
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue Jul 5 16:13:42 CEST 2011
On Jul 5, 2011, at 9:10 AM, Federico Calboli wrote:
>> both are entirely irrelevant - run
>> system("pdflatex --version")
>> in R - that is the only thing that counts. If it shows an error, then you don't have pdflatex on your PATH which would be the problem. As a side note, you are showing two separate TeX packages which may not help you to find out what breaks in your setup in general ...
> thanks for the hint. Unfortunately:
> system("pdflatex --version")
> /bin/sh: pdflatex: command not found
> doing a simple
> fixed it if I use R and package.skeleton() from the terminal. If I use the R gui (from the standard R 2.13.0 CRAN download) it still does not find pdflatex and does not build a usable package skeleton.
> In any case, your hit solved my issue. Now, how do I set the path for the R gui?
Well, the R way regardless of where you are is to use .Renviron - that works anywhere including the shell and the GUI. What you set there is really up to you - you can set R_PDFLATEXCMD to be on the safe side or you can set PATH instead.
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