Installing (Russian) LaTeX On MacOS XFeb 03 2008, 11:15 permalink
Today I had to install LaTeX (with Russian support) on another Mac. Since it took me some time (and trial and error), I'm jotting down the recipe.
Fortunately, in the end of the day it's very simple. First, I downloaded and
installed the gwTeX package from
MacTeX section of
the TeX User Group site. The package contents
get installed under
/usr/local/gwTeX, so I added
/usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin-current to my
I was able to produce a DVI file from my sources after that, but I needed a
PDF. None of dvipdfm, dvipdfmx or dvipdft worked, failing
to include the EPS graphics with messages like this:
Config file contains no template to perform PS -> PDF conversion
pdf: image inclusion failed for (figures/chapter4/general/function_R.eps).
So I went ahead and installed
Ghostscript (downloading the source
tarball, and then following the usual way of
./configure && make && sudo make install"). The
dvipdf is a part of this distribution, so that solved my DVI-to-PDF
This is it. I was surprised how easy that was, comparing to my previous attempt more than a year ago.