[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT producing blank output
mankoff at 3m411.com
Fri Apr 8 15:43:26 EDT 2011
On Fri, 8 Apr 2011, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 08.04.2011 um 20:09 schrieb Ken Mankoff:
>> OK you have found something. But! I'm using 'pdflatex' so gs
>> shouldn't be part of the picture.
> It has to! TeX does not try to compute the size of included
> images, it delegates it to auxiliary utilities like ebb or bbox,
> except pdftex and xetex can read the image and extract information
> like size, resolution, colour management. The use of the geometry
> package with dimensions in TeX big points (bp) results from the
> use of Ghostscript and Perl (which does the conversion from
> PostScript points [1 inch has 72.27 points] to TeX bp [1 inch has
> exactly 72 bp]?).
>> My gs was in fink and had this problem:
> You can try to rebuild it. And you should! Elder versions of
> libpng had security flaws (modern ones might also have some).
> Another option is to try the new Ghostscript 9.01 or 9.02 packages
> from MacTeX.
> Anyway... you write you had these problems. When was this? A few
> hours ago? Which version of gs are you using now? Where is the
> LaTeXit failure now?
Fink gs had these problems until a minute ago. LaTeXiT works fine
after installing the MacTex gs in /usr/local/bin. I figured
everything out after tracking down the fink gs problem on the fink
mailing list, so now all my 'gs''s work.
I'd screwed up my DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH, which caused the fink gs to
crash, which I noticed working with LaTeXiT as it misbehaved.
So... Nothing to do with LaTeX, or LaTeXiT.
Apologies for sending y'all on a goose chase, but thank you for
helping me eventually figure it out.
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