[OS X TeX] dvisvgm and ghostscript

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 22 23:14:32 CEST 2020

> On Oct 22, 2020, at 4:04 PM, Ettore Aldrovandi <ealdrov at math.fsu.edu> wrote:
> The quotes are probably not important, but Dick is right, this may not be a PATH issue at all, rather:
> The library name could be incorrect, as it may depend on how ghostscript was installed. Actually, /usr/local/share is a strange location for holding shared libraries. On my system the location is:
> 	/opt/brw/lib//opt/brw/lib/libgs.9.53.dylib
> Don’t mind the /opt/brw prefix and replace it with /usr/local. The library name is also different, which may be also an issue here. Taking this difference into account, I was able to run Dick’s example on one of my pdf files. 
> So, Doris, check for these differences and see if you can run Dick’s example then.
> Then there is the separate question of which is the appropriate location for the shell variable to hold the library name to export to the environment. But that is a separate issue.
> Hope this helps,
> —Ettore
> Ettore Aldrovandi
> Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
> 1017 Academic Way                *   http://www.math.fsu.edu/~ealdrov
> Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510, USA * * aldrovandi at math dot fsu dot edu
>> On Oct 22, 2020, at 15:19, koch at math.uoregon.edu wrote:
>> Ettore has been giving good advice on this list recently! However, in this case Doris called dvisvgm by giving it the location of the ghostscript library directly, so PATH variables ought to be irrelevant.
>> Doris, when you reported the command to us, you used quotation marks around the library path. When I tried this on my machine, I did not use those quotation marks. Did you retry the command by just copying my command and pasting?
>> Did you look into the location and make sure the library is there? 
>> If so, I give up. After all, I created the install package and I installed on my machine running Catalina and we are running exactly the same command. 
>> Richard Koch


The path posted by Dick Koch is correct when using the installer provided by him which was also used by Doris.

Along with Dick I am baffled since his command line works fine for me (acting on a different pdf and producing a different svg.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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