[OS X TeX] Using xdvik with eps graphics?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Mar 17 04:25:17 EST 2006

Am 17.03.2006 um 03:38 schrieb Chris Skeels:

> I have been trying to work out how to use xdvik together with  
> Gerben's teTeX distribution.  I have reached the point where I can  
> get xdvik to to view dvi files that I have created and can  
> synchronize between the xdvik and the tex file.  What I haven't  
> been able to figure is how to view eps graphics in xdvik, although  
> I understand that it should be able to.  I was wondering if  
> somebody could provide me with either (i) a (tiny) step by (tiny)  
> step description of what needs to be done to make this happen. i.e.  
> there is no detail to insignificant to include to one as unix  
> challenged as am I, or (ii) a pointer to some documentation that  
> might help.

The problem seems to be that Gerben distributes a version of gs that  
cannot display in X11, it's just a simple interpreter. You'd need to  
get a version of Ghostscript that is enabled to use X11. You can get  
these from Fink or DarwinPorts ...

In a recent version of the Ghostscript-8 i-Package I can see:

	lrwxrwxrwx root/admin        0 2006-02-06 19:39:58 ./bin/gs -> gs-noX11
	-rwxr-xr-x root/admin  6110324 2006-02-06 19:36:20 ./bin/gs-noX11
	-rwxr-xr-x root/admin  6224112 2006-02-06 19:36:20 ./bin/gs-X11

so the actual cure can be simple, provided you have this package  
installed: make the symbolic link gs* point to gs-X11! To check  
whether gs-X11 really works, invoke 'gs-X11 <a PS or an EPS file>' --  
you can quit gs-X11 by following its suggestions in Terminal or xterm  
or GNU Emacs and finally press ^D (control d, end of PostScript).

* To find out where it is, type 'which gs' and/or do 'cd `which gs`',  
then you can 'sudo -H rm gs' and 'sudo -H ln -s ./gs-X11 gs'. Finished.



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