[OS X TeX] TeXShop doesn't open dvi-files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 18 15:31:11 EDT 2005

On Oct 18, 2005, at 1:49 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 18 Oct 2005, at 19:59, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
>> My TeX installation is a brand new i-Installer gwTeX (full TeXLive  
>> 2005). I did not change anything. Before I had an installation  
>> grown and updated since may be 2001. This former installation did  
>> open any dvi file. So I think something is wrong with the new  
>> installer package.
>> Isn't it?
> I think you're right: the simpdftex script doesn't work on dvi  
> files in read-only locations, as far as I can see. Can you try to  
> repeat the actions I show below?


I'm not having any trouble using TeXShop (with the simpdftex changes)  
to create pdf when the dvi starts in its read-only location. I think  
all the work is done by TeXShop; making a copy of the dvi file in a  
tmp directory, etc.

> And when I run from a writable location, simpdftex works again.

Was that all from the command line?

> ...
> Maarten
> (BTW Gerben: the output of simpdftex --help still references  
> altpdftex).


There are still lots of altpdf(la)tex references throughout the  
simpdftex script as well as the --help description. Only ``strange''  
folks, like me :-), even look there!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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