[OS X TeX] divps problem

Stephen Anderson stephen.anderson at yale.edu
Mon Jun 5 16:17:19 CEST 2006

Before taking off on sabbatical recently, I duly updated my TeX  
installation (from Gerben's distribution, of course).  Now I find  
that dvips (which I need, because of my reliance on ps-producing  
macros for drawing linguistic trees) is choking in a most peculiar  
way.  When I try to typeset a dummy version of a book manuscript I'm  
working on, TeXShop (2.10 beta) fails to produce a pdf:

> [....]
> Output written on Surmiran.dvi (22 pages, 7044 bytes).
> Transcript written on Surmiran.log.
> ### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips -R - 
> Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdflatex.1237-1149516534/Surmiran.ps Surmiran.dvi
> This is dvips(k) 5.95b Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software  
> (www.radicaleye.com)
> ' TeX output 2006.06.05:1608' -> /tmp/altpdflatex.1237-1149516534/ 
> Surmiran.ps
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips: ! Couldn't  
> find header file /Users/sra/Library/texmf/tex/latex/local/tree- 
> dvips.pro
> ### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.1237-1149516534/Surmiran.ps ()

This makes no sense.  That header file is right where it belongs, as  
it has been for a very long time:

> Edgerton:~ sra$ ls -l /Users/sra/Library/texmf/tex/latex/local/tree- 
> dvips.pro
> -rwxr-xr-x   1 sra  sra  6352 May  9  2002 /Users/sra/Library/texmf/ 
> tex/latex/local/tree-dvips.pro

I also find that other files (invoking tee-dvips) that typeset fine  
prior a few weeks ago fail with the same error.

What's up, and how do I fix it?

Thanks in advance,

Steve Anderson

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