[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 11:23:47 EDT 2007

>> gcc epstopdf.c -o epstopdf
>> epstopdf.c can be downloaded from ctan. Is this dangerous?
> Not really – except you don't have enough disk space: you also need  
> the Apple Developer Tools package.
>> And which of the following is the file I better backup before  
>> doing this?
>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/i386-darwin/epstopdf
>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/powerpc-darwin/epstopdf
> Both of the files are probably identical, only one of them gets  
> used, depending on the CPU in your mac.

ok - powerpc in my case

> Rename the file to <file name>.pl and remember to invoke it as  
> epstopdf.pl!

Ok, did that. And try to remember....

> The binary from C code will have the name epstopdf.

Does that mean that "gcc epstopdf.c -o epstopdf" will automatically  
create this file? (Still a bit shy to do that...)

>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/scripts/tetex/epstopdf

> The third file is an elder 'backup' or relict from some other  
> package that's obviously not up-to-date. Leave it!
>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/scripts/tetex/epstopdf.pl

Thanks a lot for your explanations!


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