[OS X TeX] TeXShop and Lilypond

Michael Millett mjmm60 at excite.com
Sat Apr 21 22:00:04 EDT 2007

I have completed the immediate project using Word, unfortunately, and 
now again have some time to attempt getting TeXShop and Lilypond working 
together on my system. I kindly request any ideas for solutions that you 

My only guesses for why this isn't working are:

1. There is something wrong with one of the paths.
2.  There is something wrong with the engine as I have it.
3. Lilypond - Book is for some reason not being found. I am running LP 
version 2.8.4. I am only guessing that Lilypond - Book is somehow a part 
of this equation.

My engine now reads:

set path = ($path $LILYPONDFOLDER/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/)

This is because I have Lilypond located on my Desktop.

I don't quite understand the "set path" part. Is this pointing to parts 
of the LP app? Files that are invisible?

According to the Terminal, here is the contents of my Desktop (in part):

[Michael-Milletts-Computer:~/Desktop] michaelm% ls

According to the Terminal, here is the contents of the TeXShop engines 

[Michael-Milletts-Computer:~/Library/TeXShop/Engines] michaelm% ls
Lilypond-LaTeX.engine   XeLaTeX.engine          XeTeX.engine

My source file reads as follows:

%%!TEX TS-program = Lilypond-LaTeX

\documentclass [12pt] {report}

\usepackage {times}
\usepackage [dvips] {graphicx}

\begin {document}

\begin {flushright}
Michael J Millett
\end {flushright}

\begin {center}

Brahms: Intermezzo In A Major\\
\emph {Op. 118, No. 2}
\end {center}

\begin {lilypond}

{ c'4 d' e' f' g'2 g'}


\end {document}

And returns the following error message:

2007-04-21 20:53:13.272 TeXShop[449] *** NSTask: Task create for path 
/Users/michaelm/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Lilypond-LaTeX.engine failed: 8, 
"Exec format error".

I would ask: Is there any way to run a trace on the TeXShop progress to 
see exactly where it is hanging up?

Thank you all again for your help. You have been already been most generous.


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