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LaTeX equations in inkscape on Mac OS X (10.5.8)

Warning message when trying to use the Tex extension:
The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required by and therefore this extension. Please download and install the latest version from, or install it through your package manager by a command like: sudo apt-get install python-lxml
  1. Download and install libxml2 and xslt for mac from here. Follow install instructions. 
  2. STATIC_DEPS=true easy_install lxml
  3. sudo easy_install lxml
Leads to next error message
Contents/Resources/extensions/ DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead
  import os, sys, tempfile, traceback, glob, re, md5, copy
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "Contents/Resources/extensions/", line 933, in <module>
  File "/Applications/Writing/", line 207, in affect
  File "Contents/Resources/extensions/", line 348, in effect
    % ';\n'.join(converter_errors))
RuntimeError: No Latex -> SVG converter available:
Pdf2Svg: Command pdf2svg failed: [Errno 2] No such file or directory;
PstoeditPlotSvg: Command pstoedit -help failed: [Errno 2] No such file or directory;
SkConvert: Command pstoedit failed: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

  1. Down load and expand pstoedit from here.
  2. ./configure
  3. make
Fails, some problem with ImageMagic. From here we can compile without all that.
  1. ./configure --without-magick
  2. make
  3. sudo make install
More later


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