[OS X TeX] [pdftk] MacOS Roman -> Western ISO Latin 9

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jan 4 14:00:17 EST 2009

On Jan 4, 2009, at 12:42 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> May I please raise this thread from the death.
> Because there is no solution up to today. I'am using TL2008 most  
> current updates installed by tlmgr.
> I've created a PDF file and used this engine:
> #!/bin/sh
> basefname="`basename "$1" .tex`"
> lp -o media=a4 "${basefname}.pdf"
> pdftk "${basefname}.pdf" background ~/Pictures/Watermarks/ 
> bgabschrift.pdf output printfile.pdf
> lp -o sides=two-sided-long-edge -o media=a4 printfile.pdf
> rm printfile.pdf
> I get no printouts, but the console reports:
> 2009-01-04 19:39:02.870 TeXShop[14643:203] *** NSTask: Task create  
> for path '/Users/fv/Library/TeXShop/Engines/fvprint2.engine' failed:  
> 8, "Exec format error".  Terminating temporary process.
> What's wrong?
> TIA and kind regards, Friedrich


Are you sure that the engine has been made executable? That's why I  
tell folks to duplicate one of the existing engine files since it will  
then inherit the execute permission.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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