[OS X TeX] ppower4 & pp4LaTeX

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Dec 2 15:18:24 EST 2004

On 12/2/04 1:50 PM, "Maarten Sneep" <maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> On 2 dec 2004, at 20:39, Herb Schulz wrote:
>> It appears that clean install of TL2004 deletes the ppower4p script. My
>> suggestion does a direct call to ppower4. Was there something else
>> that was
>> missing? Probably!
> No, I have a recent release of TL2004, earlier releases indeed
> installed a
> non-working version of ppower4. After I had some off-line communication
> with
> Gerben he fixed it, and currently it should work out of the box. So I
> am still
> interested in the strange results the OP reported, it might tell me
> what's
> going on.
> The current script relies on the following command
>    kpsewhich -progname=java -format='other binary files' pp4p.jar
> to return the path to the pp4p.jar file,
>    /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/java/ppower4/pp4p.jar
> on my system.
>> Can I get the package with the ppower4p script again?
> It /really/ is in the TL2004 package, and is within the default search
> path,
> so please try to run it from the terminal. If you're referring to teh
> TeXShop
> script: I've stopped using that one a long time ago.
> Maarten


Note that the PP4LaTeX script first calls pdflatex and then ppower4p, not
ppower4. Indeed, ppower4, as described above, is along the normal path; it
is ppower4p that no longer exists and doesn't appear to be needed. My
suggestion just substituted the ppower4 command for the ppower4p command.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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