[OS X TeX] Ghostscript 8.62

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Tue May 13 14:47:15 CEST 2008

Axel E. Retif wrote:
> I hope Martin Costabel, a great contributor to Apple's X11 mailing list 
> and also a regular here, can brief us about this.
> I don't know if you will succeed installing Ghostview from the 
> i-Package, given that i-Installer probably will be looking for something 
> that has changed in Leopard's X11.

Thanks for the confidence and sorry for the delay, I am travelling. Not 
knowing anything about the installation mechanism of i-installer, I 
cannot be sure which part of the installation is blocking there. I don't 
think the problem is Xaw3d related, because it seems to express 
happiness about this part.

Could it be that this is the problem with app-defaults that was 
discussed here a while ago?

That version of the gv.ii2 package tries to install a symlink
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults -> ../../../../etc/X11/app-defaults
which conflicts with the already existing directory 

Not having access to a Tiger system at the moment, I don't know if this 
directory is present there.

Anyway, the workaround would be to move that directory out of the way 
temporarily, let the i-installer do its thing, and then put it back or 
merge it with what i-installer placed there.


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