[OS X TeX] Puzzled by epstopdf

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Tue Aug 29 10:11:26 EDT 2006

I use two computers: an Imac G5 (Mac OS 10.4.7) and an older PowerMac  
G4 (Mac OS 10.4.6). "epstopdf" works on the Imac, and does not work   
on the PowerMac.

By working, I mean precisely this:

%           Images with extension `.eps' are now detected
%            and supported:
%            * Implicitly: \includegraphics{bild}
%              If `bild.eps' can only be found,
%              then it is converted to the file `bild.pdf',
%              that will be used by pdfTeX. [...]

I have made tries with a minimal file:
\title{Brief Article}
\author{The Author}

On the Imac, it works, a "bild.pdf" file is created and used, but on  
the PowerMax I get a FatalError:
Error: /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex  
(file bild.pdf): cannot find image file
==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file is not finished!

The access rights are identical on both machines: Owner: me. Group:  
admin, and Owner, Group and Others have all read and write rights on  
the directory and all files contained in it.

Here are the logs (only where they differ):


This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)  
(format=pdflatex 2006.8.9)  29 AUG 2006 15:53
entering extended mode
\write18 enabled.
system(epstopdf bild.eps)...executed.


This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)  
(format=pdflatex 2006.8.28)  29 AUG 2006 15:15
entering extended mode
 >> nothing about \write18
system(epstopdf bild.eps)...disabled.


André Bellaïche

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