[OS X TeX] Different versions of epstopdf in mactex re rest of the world?

Daniel Becker daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de
Sun Apr 29 05:47:19 EDT 2007


I am using the script(?) epstopdf for conversion of eps->pdf image  
files. All this has to do with my attempt to send a "clean" pdf-file  
(no colours etc) to the printing press. (I am using \usepackage 
{epstopdf} to call epstopdf but that is another issue)

When I try to pass to ghostscript options like this (advice from  


my epstopdf tells me:

[ibook-daniel:~/Documents/StudierbarkeitAuswertung/Bilder] daniel%  
epstopdf -d --gs --gsopt=-dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 A1_A4.eps > test.pdf
Unknown option: gsopt
EPSTOPDF 2.9.5gw, 2006/01/29 - Copyright 1998-2006 by Sebastian Rahtz  
et al.
Syntax:  epstopdf [options] <eps file>

On the other hand, looking at the readme at
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/epstopdf/ says that there is  
indeed an option like
   --gsopt=<a>:        add <a> to the gs command line  (default: no

What is going on? I think that I am using this: /usr/local/texlive/ 
2007/bin/powerpc-darwin/epstopdf Isn't that the one that is described  
at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/epstopdf/ ?

Thanks for any help

Daniel (confused by all these command lines...)

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