[OS X TeX] executing gs after installing Mavericks

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Thu Oct 24 08:21:46 CEST 2013

On Oct 22, 2013, at 21:33 , Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Oct 22, 2013, at 11:36 PM, Justin C. Walker <justin at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 22, 2013, at 20:25 , Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>> I am trying to execute a gs command in the Terminal after installing Mavericks and when I do, I keep getting:
>> I'll take a quick guess.  If 'gs' is built with X11 support, it will try to use the X11 library (e.g., to connect to an xterm, or somesuch).  You can check by doing
>>  $ otool -L /usr/local/bin/gs
>> If the output includes something like
>> /usr/X11/lib/libX11.6.dylib (compatibility version 9.0.0, current version 9.0.0)
>> then you have built-in X11 support.  I don't see an easy way around this, but I am no expert (some apps have a "-noX11" flag, but it seems not for 'gs’).
> It appears that I have the gs version with X11 support. :-(
>> There was a thread around April 15 (subject: New Ghostscript-9.07.pkg) from DIck related to this.  Something there may be of use.
> I looked and didn’t see any thread like that. Might you be talking about the mactex mailing list?

I move all TeX email to the same folder, so the lists get folded together.  Sorry about that.  It was the <mactex at tug.org> list.


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