[OS X TeX] Displaying a LaTeX beamer presentation

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Dec 6 11:52:05 EST 2006

Le 6 déc. 06 à 17:18, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> Am 06.12.2006 um 15:28 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>>> Use pdffonts from the xpdf suite instead – although limited to  
>>> the command line ...
>> Is there a pre-compiled version of the suite I can get and install?
> At least in Fink a binary package is available, and in DarwinPorts  
> it's also there, but I cannot see in which form(s). Fink packages  
> need Fink to be installed first.

Since the change from DarwinPorts <http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/ 
 > to MacPorts <http://www.macports.org/> the available information  
has changed:

- The installation procedure is documented in a Wiki <http:// 
trac.macosforge.org/projects/macports/wiki>, at <http:// 
trac.macosforge.org/projects/macports/wiki/InstallingMacPorts>. You  
need to install a binary snapshot of the distribution (currently, for  
Tiger, <http://svn.macosforge.org/repository/macports/downloads/ 
DarwinPorts-1.3.1/DarwinPorts-1.3.1-10.4.dmg>), then update it from  
the command line.

- The ports (here xpdf) need to be compiled locally, as described at  
UsingMacPortsQuickStart>. For DarwinPorts there used to be a  
directory of all the packages <http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/ 
ports/>, for MacPorts I can't locate it.

There is also the GUI MacPorts manager PortAuthority <http:// 
www.codebykevin.com/portauthority.html>, shareware. There used to be  
a free X11 version and a shareware Aqua version, now the X11 version  
seems to be gone.

That said, one of the reasons I had favored DarwinPorts over Fink so  
far was that DarwinPorts added its paths /opt/local/bin and /opt/ 
local/sbin *after* the OS X ones /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin and /usr/sbin  
in $PATH, while Fink adds its paths /sw/bin and /sw/sbin *before* the  
OS X ones. Now this distinction is gone, and MacPorts adds its paths  
*before* the OS X ones, too. Which makes it a no-go for me.

Bruno Voisin

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