[OS X TeX] a problem with pdftricks

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Fri Apr 1 21:52:15 EST 2005

Hello Sergei,

On 02/04/2005, at 8:34 AM, Sergei Mariev wrote:

> 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:

Here are the messages concerning what happens when
LaTeX tries to process the images:

> ) Opening PDFStream=new-example1-fig1.tex### This is 
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/altpdflatex, 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.
>  (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/web2c/cp8bit.tcx)
> entering extended mode
> ### WARNING: TeX returned non zero exit status

This is crucial.
It says that there was an error in the LaTeX run.
There will have been a file  new-example1-fig1.log
produced for that run. It should have a message that
tells what was the problem.

However, the script probably removes that file after
the conversions have been made...

> ### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips -R 
> -Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdflatex.565-1112394524/new-example1-fig1.ps 
> new-example1-fig1.dvi
> 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
    ... just as this is removing files that have no further use.

>  (./new-example1.aux) )
> No pages of output.
> Transcript written on new-example1.log.

So you should find that script, and comment-out the system
calls to  rm  (= remove files) .

Run your job again, and have a look at all the .log files
that are produced.
In particular, new-example1-fig1.log  should provide the
clues to determine what is going wrong.

If you cannot tell, then post that .log file to this
list so that others may help.

Hope this helps,


Ross Moore                                         ross at maths.mq.edu.au
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