[tex-live] xdvi on mac os

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Sun Jun 19 09:54:23 CEST 2016

Le 19 juin 2016 à 09:38, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> a écrit :

>>> JF asked "but will XQuartz 2.7.9 be backward compatible with
>>> xdvi binaries of bygone years?".
>>> The answer is that you cannot have everything (and thus the
>>> answer is NO).
>>> [...]
> perhaps I should simply use the currently distributed xdvi, xdvi-xaw
> as compiled by Dick to work with XQuartz 2.7.9 and copy them or
> symlink them from 2016 to the earlier TeXLive ? wouldn't that work ?

Hello world example works (tried with TL2012's xdvi-xaw replaced by a 
symlink to TL2016's xdvi-xaw) I don't know anything about the innards of
xdvi and which libraries it uses and whether symlinking it in this way
to something away from PATH is ok. (I recall that some years ago
it started using some t1lib which avoided pk fonts, that's all)

> thus my earlier texlive/YYYY would be slightly altered but with 
> a functional xdvi ?


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