# [OS X TeX] TeXShop and Lilypond

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Apr 21 22:11:12 EDT 2007

On Apr 21, 2007, at 9:00 PM, Michael Millett wrote:

> 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 have.
>
> 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.
>
>
> set LILYPONDFOLDER = /Desktop
> 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
> LilyPond.app
> LilyPond.chl
> LilyPondFolder
>
> According to the Terminal, here is the contents of the TeXShop
> engines folder:
>
> [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{lilypond}
>
> \end {document}
>
> And returns the following error message:
>
> 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.
>
> Michael
>

Howdy,

You may have done this before but... can you give us the complete
contents of the Lilypond-LaTeX.engine file. Are you sure you made it
executable? (i.e., in Terminal

cd ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/
chmod 755 Lilypond-LaTeX.engine

should do the job. I assume the .engine file is in ~/Library/TexShop/
Engines/; if it's not put it there.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)