[OS X TeX] Using xdvik with eps graphics?

Chris Skeels chris.skeels at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Mar 17 05:15:49 EST 2006

On 17/03/2006, at 8:25 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> 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.

This certainly worked on my home machine.  Many thanks.

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