[tex-live] ps2pdf

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnnl.gov
Fri Jan 11 18:08:10 CET 2013

On Jan 11, 2013, at 08:12, Bob Tennent wrote:

> I've just installed BasicTeX on a Mac and discover that ps2pdf isn't
> installed. So I search for ps2pdf in tlmgr to see what package I need
> to install and can't find it. So I search the tex-live archive and it
> seems only Windows gets any mentions and, indeed, if I install TeXLive
> on Windows, I get Ghostscript installed for me. Can it be the case that
> ps2pdf is *only* installed on Windows?

If you install the full MacTeX distribution, you get an option to
install Ghostscript.  For BasicTeX, see MacTeX Additions here:


>From the description, it sounds like it includes GS.


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