[OS X TeX] Sierra and TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Apr 11 02:58:23 CEST 2017

> On Apr 10, 2017, at 7:48 PM, Pietro CELADA <pietro.celada at unipr.it> wrote:
> hi, Dick and Herb, many thanks for your suggestion.
> unfortunately, updating the distribution did not solve
> the problem. also, I've never loaded pstricks.
>                  Pietro
> Pietro Celada
> Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
> Università degli Studi di Parma
> Parco Area delle Scienze 53/A, I-43124 PARMA (Italy)
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> ________________________________________
> Da: MacOSX-TeX [macosx-tex-bounces at email.esm.psu.edu] per conto di Richard M. Koch [koch at uoregon.edu]
> Inviato: lunedì 10 aprile 2017 20.39
> A: TeX on Mac OS X
> Oggetto: Re: [OS X TeX] Sierra and TeXShop
> Pietro,
> Please update your TeX Live distribution using TeX Live Utility. This should fix your problem.
> I predict you also included the pdftricks library.
> This is NOT a TeXShop bug. What happens is that typesetting creates a slightly incorrect pdf
> file. In Sierra 10.12.4 (but not earlier), this bug causes Apple's PDFKit to crash, bringing down
> TeXShop, Preview, etc.
> The bug is caused by loading tikx BEFORE loading pstricks, and then typesetting with pdflatex.
> Now when you use pstricks, you are supposed to typeset with TeX + DVI, but some users
> include pstricks but don't use it, and then typeset with pdflatex.This used to work, but now
> fails.
> However, the author of pstricks very very recently fixed this problem, hence the instruction to
> upgrade. (Notice that many of your old projects will still fail if you did the same thing, until you retypeset
> them.
> Apple knows about this bug.
> This is another, rarer, bug in PDFKit, so write if this doesn't work.
> Dick Koch
>> On Apr 10, 2017, at 10:42 AM, Pietro CELADA <pietro.celada at unipr.it> wrote:
>> dear fellow TeXers,
>> in spite of several warnings on potential issues,
>> I recently upgraded to OSX 10.12.4 (shame on me ...).
>> as soon as I did, I started experiencing the following
>> weird behavior with TeXShop.
>> when the typesetting stops due to an error, if I write
>> E in the log window to go back to the point where the error
>> occurred, then TeXShop freezes completely. I can only force
>> quitting and then TeXShop keeps on freezing at any successive
>> attempt of opening any other TeX file. To have TeXshop working
>> again, I've to discard all the auxiliary files (aux, pdf, log
>> and synctex) or open the source file using a different editor,
>> correct the error and then typeset the file again from the
>> command line.
>> did anyone notice anything similar? and can anyone reproduce
>> the problem with the attached mwe file?
>> the problem seems to be tikz-related: if I comment out
>> \usepackage{tikz}, the problem disappears.
>> I also reinstalled MacTeX2016 (I had 2013) to no avail.
>> can anyone suggest what has to be done to fix the problem
>> or point me in the right direction?
>> thanks to anyone in advance,
>>        Pietro
>> MacBook Air 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5, OSX 0.12.4
>> MacTeX2016 and TeXShop 3.77
>> Il 5xmille a favore dell’Università di Parma (indicando il codice fiscale 00308780345) è un gesto tanto semplice quanto importante per creare nuove opportunità di lavoro per giovani di talento nell'ambito della ricerca scientifica.
>> <mwe.tex>\


Are you really saying your get an error with the MWE you attached to your original email?

I get no problem typesetting that document
Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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