XDVI, LaTeX, teTeX dependencies
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Jan 29 02:15:10 PST 2008
On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 08:14:17PM -0700, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
> Holger Jorra wrote:
> >I use Latex for documentation and presentations of my work. My problem is
> >that I still haven't found a working DVI-Viewer in FreeBSD without
> >installing the whole KDE-dependencies (KDVI). Latex compiles into dvi
> >So my questions are: Is there a way to bent the dependency of XDVI on
> >teTex in general (maybe this is a developers issue, not porters - don't
> >know) or is there another small Viewer I may use instead? The other way
> >would be much more difficult, I think. Has anyone here a workaround for
> >this? Is there a solution in the very near future?
> I think you made one of two mistakes.
> It is possible that you use teTeX meta port in which case you already
> have xdvi, which came as a dependency.
> Second possibility (most likely) is that you are trying to compile wrong
> version of xdvi. There is one for teTeX and there is
> one for the older ports Latex and TeX.
> You need http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/url.cgi?ports/print/xdvik/pkg-descr
That's right. I use teTeX, and as part of the installation I've xdvi.
I also get pdflatex (pdfetex), so in some cases I generate
pdf directly which I then view with xpdf.
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