[OS X TeX] Ghostscript 8.62

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue May 13 09:43:12 EDT 2008

On  13 May, 2008, at 07:47, Martin Costabel wrote:

> Axel E. Retif wrote:
> []
>> I hope Martin Costabel, a great contributor to Apple's X11 mailing  
>> list and also a regular here, can brief us about this.


> Thanks for the confidence and sorry for the delay

On the contrary ---thank you for your reply.

> Could it be that this is the problem with app-defaults that was  
> discussed here a while ago?
> <http://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/2008-February/ 
> 033933.html>

Yes, of course! I didn't remember David Abernethy's email, where he  
pointed out the problem... and the solution.

> That version of the gv.ii2 package tries to install a symlink
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults -> ../../../../etc/X11/app-defaults
> which conflicts with the already existing directory /usr/X11R6/lib/ 
> X11/app-defaults.
> Not having access to a Tiger system at the moment, I don't know if  
> this directory is present there.

No, just GW's symlink, as you said:

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults@ -> ../../../../etc/X11/app-defaults

> Anyway, the workaround would be to move that directory out of the  
> way temporarily, let the i-installer do its thing, and then put it  
> back or merge it with what i-installer placed there.

Thank you. I will have that in mind when I update to Leopard.



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