necessary info

John B Brown jbb at
Mon Apr 26 17:32:16 PDT 2010

Dear Folks,

	I forgot the essential stuff. I apologize.

On 4/26/10 6:25 PM, John B Brown wrote:
> Dear Folk,
> After installing the entire Xorg and XFree86 packages through macports I
> installed ghostscript and gv. Neither of them do anything except sit
> there at the command prompt doing nothing. A control-C will stop the
> wait and return the prompt. Trying to 'see' what is happening by using a
> second shell in the terminal and 'ps' shows me that they are sleeping.
> What am I doing wrong? Why do neither of these command line applications
> work on Apple when they work so well on Linux?

     iMac 24" iMac9,1 Mac OS 10.6.3 Xcode, updated to date,
i686-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.2.1 (GCC) 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5659)

Developer Information:

     Version:    3.2 (10M2154)
     Location:    /Developer
     Xcode:    3.2.2 (1650)
     Interface Builder:    3.2.2 (762)
     Instruments:    2.1 (1208)
     Dashcode:    3.0.1 (330)
     Mac OS X:
     10.5:    (9L31a)
     10.6:    (10M2154)


	John B. Brown.
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