[OS X TeX] simpdftex doesn't generate DVI files

Lawrence Paulson lawrence.paulson at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 23 11:40:31 EST 2006

Thanks for your reply. I have obtained a solution from our sysadmins.
Apparently, if the TeX document defines \ifpdf incorrectly, it can
override the initial settings and cause latex to run as pdflatex. This
of course wreaks havoc with Gerben's script.

Larry Paulson

On 11/22/06, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:
> Am 22.11.2006 um 20:07 schrieb Lawrence Paulson:
> > When I try the command
> >
> > simpdftex latex --maxpfb
> >
> > at the command line, it produces a .pdf file rather than a .dvi file.
> > What am I doing wrong?
> Nothing: simpdftex simulates pdfTeX with latex, dvips, and
> Ghostscript. It also simulates the kind of output file. Could you try
> to invoke 'simpdftex --help' to see whether it shows some options to
> keep the DVI file?
> --
> Greetings
>                                   <]
>     Pete
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