Problem with Macports, homebrew, and ghostscript
smithsp at fusion.gat.com
Tue Feb 11 13:24:53 PST 2014
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On Feb 11, 2014, at 4:55AM, Sterling Smith wrote:
> Fellow User,
> According to
> you could try to rename /usr/local. MacPorts doesn't install anything to /usr/local. If there is anything that stops working, then try to install it from MacPorts instead. For instance:
>> port search lyx
> Found 2 ports.
>> port search latex
> Found 34 ports.
> Also note that texlive is broken into smaller pieces
> Hope that helps,
> On Feb 11, 2014, at 1:08AM, macosforge.99.kyoto at spamgourmet.com wrote:
>> (I apologize if this message appears more than once; I haven't used the list in a long time, and I had some problem figuring out how I set it up the first time. I have tried a few times to post, but it has failed to appear...I think I was using the right address this time, though I also tried to post via gmane....)
>> Based on some bad internet advice I appear to have installed homebrew without realizing it is not compatible (so to speak) with macports, and so I installed ghostscript via homebrew, without realizing that I had already installed it via macports, and that it appears to have been already installed "natively"...
>> What I mean is:
>> If I "port installed" I can see
>> ghostscript @9.10_0
>> ghostscript @9.10_2+x11 (active)
>> If I "brew list installed" I see
>> ghostscript: stable 9.07, HEAD
>> but actually it is not linked, and I get a message
>> Could not symlink file: /usr/local/Cellar/ghostscript/9.07/bin/wftopfa
>> Target /usr/local/bin/wftopfa already exists. You may need to delete it.
>> but if I just run gs straight from the terminal, I have
>> GPL Ghostscript 9.05 (2012-02-08)
>> I don't know how I created this mess...but am not sure what to do.
>> Should I delete ghostscript from homebrew? If I do will I destroy it from macports? Will I destroy the 9.05 version?
>> I know that I am using ghostscript with LyX and some other TeX programs...I will have to figure out how to make sure they will still function but I think they all look for gs in usr/local/bin...ack!
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