[OS X TeX] TeXShop & dvi files

Morten Poulsen morten at math.ku.dk
Thu Sep 22 13:31:41 CEST 2005

> Previously TeXShop relied, for the DVI -> PDF conversion, on the  
> scripts altpdftex and/or alpdftex, versions of which were included  
> in the application bundle:
> /Applications/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/altpdflatex
> /Applicationsop/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/altpdflatexc.bxx
> /Applicationsn/Desktop/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/altpdftex
> I'm not quite sure which of the bundled altpdflatex, or of the  
> script altpdflatexc.bxx setting the paths to /usr/local/teTeX/bin/ 
> powerpc-apple-darwin-current and /usr/local/bin then calling  
> altpdflatex there, was used.
> In any case, now the scripts altpdflatex and altpdftex have been  
> deprecated and have been made aliases to /usr/local/teTeX/bin/ 
> powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex, which is the script TeXShop  
> is now using (as specified in its Engine Prefs). And it seems  
> TeXShop includes no bundled simpdftex.
> I suspect your problem comes from there: not having this script in  
> your build of teTeX.

True, I do not have the simpdftex script. But I'm a little confused:  
There is no reference to simpdftex
in the engine preferences in my version of TeXShop (2.03).  
Furthermore, the altpdf* scripts in
/Applications/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/ are indeed scripts, not  
aliases to simpdftex.



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