dvips conflict with teTeX

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Sun Oct 15 19:47:37 PDT 2006

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 10:33:19PM -0400, David Banning wrote:
> I have read a recent thread about the conflict between dvips and teTeX.
> I get the error;
>  dvips-5.76 conflicts with installed package(s): 
>       teTeX-base-3.0_10
>       teTeX-texmf-3.0_5
> I need both packages. I have recently upgrade teTeX and noticed that
> dvips was not working.  Is there another way to convert dvi files to
> ps? or maybe it's possible to create a postscript file directly from
> latex?

teTeX installs a copy of dvips; that's why you get a conflict error.
The dvips port is primarily for systems that wish to use dvips without
the TeX baggage.

The dvips with teTeX should be the same as the dvips port version; it
works fine for me. If you have a problem with it, perhaps you should
describe the error to the list.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
  If you're right 90% of the time, why quibble about the remaining 3%?

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