[OS X TeX] pdfinfo and calculating in an engine
vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 11:25:34 EDT 2007
On 3/21/07, Friedrich Vosberg <fvosberg at mac.com> wrote:
> Am 21.03.2007 um 15.37 schrieb Peter Dyballa:
> > [...] install Xcode ...
> > (with compilers and libraries and SDKs)
> I do not know what You mean. I have installed Xcode.mpkg from my
> system CD No. 1.
> > And did you also go the step before this step: install the X11 user
> > package on Tiger (last year, in November, an update was available
> > from Apple)?
> Do I really need X11 to run pdfinfo in the shell?
No, you don't. But xpdf is X11 program
> Sorry, but I am absolutely not familiar with programming, compiling
> and all this mysterious things. I one of them who click onto a blue
> button named [Install].
compiling is not a programming :-) as long as one does not need to
change files one should know 26 letters to read README and INSTALL)
> I've found a precompiled version of xpdf-tools for MacOS X PPC and I
> have installed it knowing that I use an Intel Mac. The installer runs
> seemlessly. But after that I typed into the Terminal which pdfinfo
> and the Terminal has answered:
> albook:~ fv$ which pdfinfo
> no pdfinfo in /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin
WTH? your path is too short. There must be /usr/local/bin
/usr/local/sbin at least (and pdfinfo would be in /usr/local/bin)
You need to fix your path (actually almost all "non-standard" programs
usually go to /usr/local hierarchy
> So I think this were not the way to install pdfinfo on my MacBook Pro.
???? It may be there
> Could You please explain the right way? Thanks a lot in advance!
> Kind regards, Friedrich
> Stell Dir vor, es geht, und keiner kriegt's hin.
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