[OS X TeX] i-installer and autotrace

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Mon Jul 4 16:03:52 CEST 2005


On Jul 4, 2005, at 9:34 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Yep, this is a bug. autotrace is still looking for a previous  
> version of freetype and the freetype package did not remove it. So  
> autotrace needs updating and freetype needs to clean up older  
> versions on install.
>
> The latter is done. The former has some problems. I'll get back o  
> you on this soon.
>
> G
>
> On Jul 4, 2005, at 15:31, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>
>
>> Le 4 juil. 05 à 15:12, Stephen Moye a écrit :
>>
>>
>>> Let's get back on track. First, notice that the file that  
>>> autotrace is looking for is:
>>>
>>>     libfreetype6.dylib
>>>
>>> and notice that there is no dot before the '6'.
>>>
>>> If I do 'ls -la libfree*' on the G5 (on which autotrace does not  
>>> work) I get this:
>>>
>>> 9:02 lib: ls -la libfree*
>>> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin  1821780 Dec 31  2004 libfreetype. 
>>> 6.3.7.dylib
>>> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root  admin       23 Jul  4 08:52 libfreetype. 
>>> 6.dylib -> libfreetype.6.3.7.dylib
>>> -rw-r--r--   1 root  admin  1962660 Dec 31  2004 libfreetype.a
>>> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root  admin       23 Jul  4 08:52  
>>> libfreetype.dylib -> libfreetype.6.3.7.dylib
>>> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin      834 Dec 31  2004 libfreetype.la
>>> 9:02 lib:
>>>
>>> And on the G4 PowerBook (on which autotrace does work):
>>>
>>> 9:03 lib: ls -la libfree*
>>> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin  1821780 Dec 31  2004 libfreetype. 
>>> 6.3.7.dylib
>>> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root  admin       23 May 14 13:07 libfreetype. 
>>> 6.dylib -> libfreetype.6.3.7.dylib
>>> -rw-r--r--   1 root  admin  1962660 Dec 31  2004 libfreetype.a
>>> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root  admin       23 May 14 13:07  
>>> libfreetype.dylib -> libfreetype.6.3.7.dylib
>>> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin      834 Dec 31  2004 libfreetype.la
>>> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin  1608544 Jan  4  2004  
>>> libfreetype6.3.4.dylib
>>> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root  wheel       22 Apr 27  2004  
>>> libfreetype6.dylib -> libfreetype6.3.4.dylib
>>> 9:03 lib:
>>>
>>> Notice the presence of the file that autotrace is looking for.  
>>> Why are G4 and G5 (both Tiger) directories different? I have  
>>> repaired permissions to no avail.
>>>
>>
>> It seems autotrace is looking for an older version of FreeType  
>> (judging by the file dates), in which the naming scheme  
>> libfreetype6.dylib was used instead of the more recent libfreetype. 
>> 6.dylib (with a dot added). The G4 has the two versions, hence  
>> autotrace is happy.
>>
>> Why you have these two version on the G4 I don't know: an older  
>> FreeType i-Package, or a FreeType of another origin (compiled from  
>> source?)?
>>
>> If this analysis is correct, the remedy would be -- I imagine --  
>> an update of the FreeType and autotrace i-Packages, so that they  
>> have matching versions (autotrace being updated to a version  
>> looking for the current version of FreeType, or FreeType being  
>> downgraded to the version that autotrace is looking for). Or is  
>> the added dot in the file name an error at compilation time?
>>
>> That said, I prefer personally potrace to autotrace.

I too prefer potrace, but autotrace works on a wider variety of file  
types such as tiff.
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