[OS X TeX] Problem: latex command produces PDF instead of DVI

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Nov 22 10:58:00 EST 2004

On Nov 22, 2004, at 16:31, Gerald Teschl wrote:

> Dear Gerben,
> first of all thank you for you wonderfull TeX-packakes. I use them for 
> quite some time now and never had any problems.
> However, I got a now mac and did a fresh install (TeX package version 
> 2004/11/16 22:33:48).
> I selected "Full/2004" during installation. Now the problem is that 
> latex does no longer produce dvi files.
> Some investigation showed
> madmushroom:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current root# ls 
> -l latex
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root  wheel  7 22 Nov 16:23 latex -> pdfetex
> that "latex" is a link to "pdfetex". Why did you remove "latex"? Is 
> there an easy version to fix this.

TL2004 has unififed most engines to pdfetex. pdfetex is perfectly able 
to produce DVI. However as it now turns out there is an incompatibility 
between teTeX and TeX live that makes latex read a pdfTex configuration 
file which sets the output format to PDF.

I will be fixing this asap.


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