[OS X TeX] executing gs after installing Mavericks

Gary L. Gray gray at psu.edu
Thu Oct 24 16:34:28 CEST 2013

On Oct 23, 2013, at 12:06 PM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:

> I haven’t read the rest of my email yet today, so I don’t know if this question
> has been answered.
> We provide TWO versions of gs in /usr/local/bin, one compiled with X11 support
> and one without. These binaries are called
> 	gs-X11
> 	gs-noX11
> When MacTeX is installed, we see if X11 is installed, and then appropriately
> set the symbolic link gs to point to the appropriate binary.
> What was unanticipated was that Apple might REMOVE X11, but they did
> (for a good reason; the third party folks keep it up to date and don’t have
> to wait until rare OS X updates).
> There are two possible solutions to your problem:
> a) Install X11
> or
> b) Go to /usr/local/bin and set the gs link to point to gs-noX11.

Thanks Dick. My quick solution (as suggested by others) was to reinstall XQuartz. With that said, I am going to keep this around for future reference. :-)


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