[OS X TeX] prosper on a macintosh running TeXShop

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Mar 21 07:33:43 EST 2006

Am 21.03.2006 um 13:21 schrieb Bruce Kellogg:

> ### ps2pdf13 /tmp/altpdflatex.1112-1142942725/sample.ps /tmp/ 
> altpdflatex.1112-1142942725/sample.pdf
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/altpdflatex: line  
> 538: ps2pdf13: command not found
> ### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.1112-1142942725/sample.pdf ()
> ----------------------
> I am left with a dvi file. If the problem is that I do not have  
> ps2pdf, shouldn't I have been left with a ps file? Should I simply  
> get ps2pdf from sourceforge and try again?

The altpdflatex script by default creates a PDF file. Therefore it's  
called "altpdflatex," an alternative to the pdflatex programme. You  
either need Ghostscript with ps2pdf13 or you need to alter the  
altpdflatex script to do the PS to PDF conversion with other means.  
Mac OS X offers pstopdf (in /usr/bin) as in 'pstopdf <file.ps> [-o  
<file.pdf>]' or kind of a CUPS related wrapper: /System/Library/ 
Printers/Libraries/convert -i application/postscript -j application/ 
pdf -f <complete path to file.ps> -o <complete path to file.pdf>.


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