[OS X TeX] security issue?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 00:07:03 CEST 2008

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 6:48 AM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
<joseph.slater at wright.edu> wrote:

>> So far I took conservative path: xpdf because in almost never compiles
>> on Mac properly (cannot find freetype2) but I managed.
> I would not support posting this. xpdf  can easily be installed via fink,
> macports, or i-Installer (I believe). A binary should be posted elsewhere,
> perhaps CTAN, but I mostly agree with those against posting binaries.
>> Probably we need a certain common decision. Definitely binaries which
>> are difficult to compile (lets forget about MacPorts or Fink
> Why? Any person who would use xpdf in place of Skim should be more than
> happy to install fink or macports. There are plenty of native, and better,
> PDF viewer on MacOS X.

Well, I do not use xpdf in general, but it gives you some error
messages so it may be useful. Macports and Fink have very funny ideas
about creating their own hierarchy and I am not happy to install them.


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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