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Re: pkg/46829: TeXmacs requires pfb2pfa

The following reply was made to PR pkg/46829; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/46829: TeXmacs requires pfb2pfa
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 04:22:16 +0000

 On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 09:00:01PM +0000, 
  > The TeXmacs application in pkgsrc uses pfb2pfa for print preview
  > and printing; pfb2pfa does not exist, but pfbtopfa does. The
  > application crashes when doing a print preview or print of a
  > document. Creating a symbolic link of /usr/pkgsrc/bin/pfb2pfa to
  > /usr/pkgsrc/bin/pfbtopfa fixes the problem.
 Actually, it turns out that "pfb2pfa" comes from fonts/ps2pkm, and
 "pfbtopfa" comes from print/ghostscript. TeXmacs actually depends on
 neither of these packages, so if either of these programs is available
 at runtime it's purely by accident.
 I don't know which one of these is preferable, but I'm inclined to go
 with the one the package is expecting.
 David A. Holland

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