[OS X TeX] Remarks about TeX on Leopard

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Sat Nov 3 17:13:59 CET 2007


On Nov 3, 2007, at 2:59 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> - Regarding the first fix, namely replacing in simpdftex all  
> occurrences of
> 	echo -n
> with
> 	printf "%s"
> it seems that for some reason the version of simpdftex on my MacTeX  
> setup (dated 28 August 2007 IIRC) contained the fix already. By  
> contrast, the version of simpdftex on my gwTeX setup (dated May 2007  
> IIRC) did not contain the fix. After installing Leopard, I had  
> reinstalled MacTeX from texlive-2007-dev.dmg at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html 
> >, and gwTeX from the latest TeX i-Package in i-Installer.

That's right. The simpdftex script was fixed in all MacTeX packages in  
August. At that time, the fix was much more important because TeX and  
Ghostscript typesetting failed in front ends without it.

I'll return to Bruno's important remaining comments after I digest them.

koch at math.uoregon.edu

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