[OS X TeX] TeXShop v2.33: crashes using TeX and dvi

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 21 02:39:44 CET 2010

On Mar 20, 2010, at 8:10 PM, Glenn Fulford wrote:

> When I try to run TeXShop with %% !TEX TS-program = latex (or from the Typeset menu using TeX and dvi) 
> it crashes. I tried this on another mac, also running MACOSX6.2 and TeXShop v2.33
> and it works fine on that computer. 
> I upgraded to v2.33 a little while ago, but this is the first time I have had to run the Tex and dvi engine.
> I am using MACOSX 6.2 (Snow Leopard).
> I get this error, if that helps. 
> Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
> Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000016dffff0
> Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
> I have tried to create the dvi->ps->pdf using the command line 
> (using simplatex, dvips and pstopdf) and that worked ok. 
> Can anyone help me with this? Should I just reinstall everything? 
> nb. It occurs with a fairly basic latex file. 
> \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
> \begin{document}
> Hello.
> \end{document}
> thanks, Glenn.


Hmmm... no problem here with MacTeX-2009 and TeXshop 2.33. First, what do you have in TeXshop->Preferences->Engine->TeX+dvips+distiller->Latex? Do things get fixed up if you move ~/Library/Preferences/TeXshop.plist (the TeXshop preferences file) to you Desktop and restart TeXShop?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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