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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Oct 29 09:12:58 EDT 2007

On Oct 29, 2007, at 7:50 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> 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  
> Systems.
> - 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


 From previous experience I'd guess one should also re-install X11 too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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