Re: [OS X TeX] Re: ``/usr/texbin/pdflatex´´ does not exist
markoilcan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 10:56:28 EDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:53 AM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:
> Le 11 avr. 08 à 07:37, Charlse Darwin a écrit :
> (Or Dick Koch, it' difficult to guess from that message what's Dick's
> original message and what's Charles' response)
> > With just a little more work, MacPorts could participate in this
> community, so users who install TeX with MacPorts would also get all of
> these benefits. In particular, TeXShop, LaTeXiT, etc. would work immediately
> with no configuration.
> > I'm Ccing to folks at Macports in order to get their side of the story…
I certainly don't speak for Macports, but I would say that macports is
aimed at an audience for
whom these sorts of configurations are simply a non-issue. Also,
installing the tex distribution pane
stuff may also go against the philosophy of trying to keep macports as
self-contained as possible
and trying to avoid installing things outside of /opt/local. Anyway,
even if it is "just a little more work"
someone has to do it (and I might argue that understanding the whole
directory structure dance
associated with the distribution pane might be more than just a little
work), and it's probably a
low priority for the maintainer who may see little need for it
(possibly for the reasons above).
> Here's a message I just posted to the XeTeX mailing list:
> > De : Bruno Voisin
> > Date : 11 avril 2008 07:35:15 HAEC
> > À : Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms
> > Objet : Rép : [XeTeX] Problem installing XeTeX on OS X with Darwinports
> > Le 10 avr. 08 à 15:34, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
> > > I don't really know any details about Darwinports (have never used
> > > it), but it sounds to me like the port is broken; I'd suggest
> > > reporting the problem to the maintainer and asking them to check/
> > > update it.
> > >
> > > Looking at http://xetex.darwinports.com/, I see that it refers to
> > > XeTeX version 0.995; that's very old. TeX Live 2007 shipped with
> > > 0.996 well over a year ago now; they should be using at least that
> > > release, even if not more recent code from the current xetex
> > > repository.
> > >
> > Regarding DarwinPorts, now MacPorts http://www.macports.org/, there
> > seems to be several partially mixed up TeX installation packages at
> > :
> > - An old teTeX port (in category textproc) upon which a number of
> > other, also old, additional packages like XeTeX and xdvipdfmx are based.
> > - An up-to-date TeXLive port, broken into several pieces but
> > apparently not containing XeTeX.
> > That's a bit unfortunate, all the more so since using MacPorts for
> > installing TeX on the Mac would have allowed to get at the same time
> > up-to-date versions of related software like Ghostscript, something
> > which has become problematic for MacTeX now that i-Installer, which
> > was used to provide such up-to-date versions, has gone unsupported.
> > Bruno Voisin
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Are you sure that xetex is not installed with the texlive port? I
believe it is. It
is part of a normal texlive distribution is it not? So, it certainly should get
installed with all the other texlive things. Maybe the confusion is because
of the outdated xetex and tetex ports which still exist from the time before
there was a texlive port.
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