[OS X TeX] a problem with pdftricks

Sergei Mariev serguei.mariev at campus.lmu.de
Fri Apr 1 17:34:01 EST 2005

Thanks a lot! The bbox and ps2eps were not there, so I got the 
archieve, copied ps2eps and the bbox for Mac OS X to /usr/local/bin 
and checked to make sure they are executable. However, the document 
does not produce any results. Here is the  log:

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11b-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)
  \write18 enabled.
  %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, british, french, german, n
german, greek, italian, latin, russian, spanish, nohyphenation, loaded.
Document Class: article 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX document class

Package pdftricks Warning: ****************************************
(pdftricks)                Package pdftricks v,1.16.2 loaded
(pdftricks)                [psTricks support in PDF (CVR, ACL), processing chan
ges (HS)]
(pdftricks)                ****************************************.


Package pdftricks Warning: ****************************************
(pdftricks)                Using \write 18 capability
(pdftricks)                for producing PDF-figures.
(pdftricks)                ****************************************.

No file new-example1.aux.
loading : Context Support Macros / Missing
loading : Context Support Macros / PDF
) Opening PDFStream=new-example1-fig1.tex### This is 
Version $Revision: 2.15 $
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/latex new-example1-fig1
This is e-TeXk, Version 3.141592-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)
  %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
### WARNING: TeX returned non zero exit status
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips -R 
-Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdflatex.565-1112394524/new-example1-fig1.ps 
This is dvips(k) 5.94a Copyright 2003 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips: ! DVI file 
can't be opened.
### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.565-1112394524/new-example1-fig1.ps ()
rm: new-example1-fig1.aux: No such file or directory
rm: new-example1-fig1.dvi: No such file or directory
  (./new-example1.aux) )
No pages of output.
Transcript written on new-example1.log.

>On Apr 1, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Sergei Mariev wrote:
>>I  installed it about one year ago, in fact it could have been  in 
>>may or june last year. How can I find out if the the auxiliary 
>>utilities are there? I would prefer not to upgrade now as I am 
>>submitting my thesis in on 21 of April, and I just want to be sure 
>>that everything works the way it has been working so far.
>I quite understand.  All pdftricks does is make seperate files for 
>each pdfpic and processes them in the following order:
>The missing pieces may by ps2eps and bbox.  Type:
>which bbox
>which ps2pes
>You should get something like /usr/local/bin/bbox and 
>/usr/local/bin/ps2eps as a response.  If nothing is returned, then 
>that is your problem.  You can get them from here:
>Just download the tar file and copy ps2eps, which is a perl script 
>and bbox, which is a c program, to /usr/local/bin.  If you have the 
>dev tools installed on your computer, then you can look through the 
>source to make sure that it is not doing anything harmful and then 
>compile the source e.g. gcc -o bbox bbox.c.  I personally don't like 
>precompiled binaries, as I am a little paranoid...
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