[OS X TeX] xpdf i-Package?

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Wed Dec 14 20:56:06 EST 2005

On Dec 14, 2005, at 8:08 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 14 déc. 05 à 13:07, Martin Henning a écrit :
>> btw, use fink instead of darwinports - they also have binaries so  
>> you don't have to compile everything...
> Thanks for the pointer to Fink.
> I have been hearing about Fink for a long time. However, I must  
> admit that once I read it places its binaries from /sw/bin before  
> the System ones from /bin in the default path, I did not consider  
> it any further.

Fink has other great advantage: placeholders, which are very simple  
documents that tell Fink you already have an installation of a  
package (for example, ghostscript, teTeX) another package depends on.  
So you don't need an extra installation of ghostscript to install  
xpdf, just the system-ghostscript8 placeholder.

And as placing its binaries before the System ones, you just have to  
comment out the Fink line

. /sw/bin/init.sh

in your .profile or .bash_profile and in X11 Application menu put

source /sw/bin/init.sh ; xpdf

So you will open xpdf from within X11. Of course, you'll have to  
uncomment the Fink line to update Fink or any of its packages.


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