[OS X TeX] Latest TeX - problem with TeX and GhostScript?

Ralph Martin Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Thu Sep 8 14:58:44 CEST 2005


I tried typesetting using TeXshop and your latest release 2005/09/07,
using "TeX and GhostScript" rather than "pdftex" (as I need to keep
compatibility with colleagues who have older TeX versions).

The log told me:
This script has been deprecated. Please call

     simpdftex latex --maxpfb


I then changed TeXShop's preferences for Engine
altpdflatex --maxpfb
simpdftex latex --maxpfb

This then causes a different error in the log, as below:
### This is /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ 
simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex latex
### This is /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ 
simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips -R - 
Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex.22475-1126184156/latex.ps latex.dvi
This is dvips(k) 5.95b Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software  
/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips: ! DVI file  
can't be opened.
### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex.22475-1126184156/latex.ps ()

Did I misunderstand what to do? Or is there something else wrong?

Best wishes

Prof Ralph Martin                   Phone: +44(0)29 2087 5536
School of Computer Science          Fax:   +44(0)29 2087 4598
Cardiff University                  Email: mailto:ralph at cs.cf.ac.uk
5 The Parade, Roath                 WWW:   http://ralph.cs.cf.ac.uk/
Cardiff, CF24 3AA, United Kingdom   VOIP:  sip:rrmwork at iptel.org

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