[OS X TeX] pdftk doesn't work in Leopard

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Oct 29 08:50:46 EDT 2007

Le 28 oct. 07 à 17:08, Friedrich Vosberg a écrit :

> On my system pdftk doesn't work any longer since I've installed  
> MacOS X 10.5. Do you have similar experiences, or is there somebody  
> out there with working pdftk unter Leopard?

Did you reinstall it after installing Leopard?

I'm no user of pdftk, but from similar experiences with other command- 
line tools a likely cause is that pdftk installs pieces at one level  
or another of /usr, and these pieces have been moved to /Previous  
Systems/[...]/usr when Leopard was installed.

In that event, the safest bet is to reinstall the tool using its  
installed package.

Two examples:

- The xpdf tools install elements inside /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/ 
etc and /usr/local/man, and these have all been moved to /Previous  

- Apple's Font Tool Suite install elements inside /usr/bin, and a  
framework FTX.framework inside /Library/Frameworks. The elements from / 
usr/bin have been moved to /Previous Systems, while the framework  
remains in place in /Library/Frameworks.

Bruno Voisin

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