[OS X TeX] executing gs after installing Mavericks

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Oct 23 16:46:16 CEST 2013

On Oct 22, 2013, at 10:31 PM, Gary L. Gray <gray at psu.edu> wrote:

> I am trying to execute a gs command in the Terminal after installing Mavericks and when I do, I keep getting:
> <Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 11.18.12 PM.png>
> I thought that running FixMacTeX2013.pkg might fix it, but it didn’t. I don’t see why I should have to install X11 to run a binary from the Terminal? Is this behavior to be expected? 
> Gary


Every major OS update has screwed up some links or removed some libraries. It sounds like it's XQuartz' turn. Easiest thing to do is just let Mavericks re-install XQuartz. (I wonder if xQuartz would heal itself by just opening the app but I haven't installed Mavericks yet.)

There is an alternative. There are two versions of gs installed by MacTeX, gs-X11 and gs-noX11 and then gs is a symbolic link to one of them as determined by the presence of X11/XQuartz. You could somlply change that symbolic link. I still think the easiest way to deal with this is to have Mavericks re-install XQuartz.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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