[Slackbuilds-users] AUCTeX fails at configure step: Can't find LaTeX!

Eddy Van Praet eddy.van.praet at telenet.be
Wed Sep 16 20:53:25 UTC 2009

Op woensdag 16 september 2009 22:44:39 schreef Joel J. Adamson:
> Hello,
> I have two Slackware 13.0 installations, and have TeXLive 2008 on my
> workstation and teTeX installed on a laptop.  I have had no problems
> installing AUCTeX  on the workstation, but on the laptop the
> installation fails at the configure step checking for LaTeX.  latex is
> in /usr/bin (in my user and root PATHs), and so 'whereis latex ' returns
> latex: /usr/bin/latex /usr/X11R6/bin/latex /usr/bin/X11/latex
> /usr/X11/bin/latex /usr/man/man1/latex.1 /usr/man/man1/latex.pdf
> /usr/share/man/man1/latex.1 /usr/share/man/man1/latex.pdf
> /usr/X11/man/man1/latex.1 /usr/X11/man/man1/latex.pdf
> as it should.
> I used to have this problem when installing R, and corrected it by
> putting /usr/share/texmf/bin in root's PATH.  However, since removing
> teTeX and installing TeXLive, I have had no problems.
> How does configure check for LaTeX?
> Thanks,
> Joel
> Joel J. Adamson	-- http://www.unc.edu/~adamsonj
> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
> CB #3280, Coker Hall
> Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
put "/usr/share/texmf/bin" in your path as root 

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/share/texmf/bin

then run the buildscript



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