[OS X TeX] Where is (dvi)latex?

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Mar 31 09:46:48 CEST 2007

On Mar 30, 2007, at 14:42 , Gérard Degrez wrote:

> Hi,
> For a file I received, and which uses psfrag, I need to use (dvi) 
> latex, which I haven't done in a long time.
> Previously, I was using the chain latex -> dvips but on my most  
> recent installation (TeXLive 2006 installed by GW's i-installer on  
> a MacBook Pro), this doesn't work.
> I figured the reason is that latex is an alias for pdfetex, and so  
> it uses the pdftex engine rather than the (dvi)tex engine.

pdftex has always had the ability to produce DVI as well as PDF. The  
TL team has decided to cut back to one engine for both. Only plain  
TeX is a separate engine because this follows the demands by Knuth  
himself who does not want TeX itself to change because it would  
influence the carefully manually tund layout decisions in his own books.

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