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

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Sun Jan 4 14:44:05 EST 2009

On Sun 4th Jan, 2009 at 13:35, David Watson seems to have written:

> On Jan 4, 2009, at 1:16 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
>> On 04.01.2009, at 20.10, David Watson wrote:
>>> It would appear that you have extended attributes (ACLs) on that engine.
>> I do not see any noticeable problems in the info box. But maybe I do not 
>> know, what I should look for particularly.
> If you follow Herbert's instructions regarding using `ls -ale 
> Library/TeXShop/Engines` you may see some extra information directly under 
> the listing for the engine you are having a problem with, with extra 
> permissions regarding other users/groups.
> I'm not saying this is the problem, but the fact that there are @s right 
> after the listing makes me wonder.

Unless things have changed fairly drastically (which I don't rule out),
the @s indicate symbolic links - not extended attributes which would be
indicated with + signs instead. At least, that is how things look in
Tiger (with ACLs enabled, obviously).

ls -l will show the target for the links. Check if those are
executable. If so, try using the engine directly rather than the link
to it.

- cfr

> You could also try `ls -@ Library/TeXShop/Engines` to see if there is more 
> information about the file. None of my text files get any extended 
> attributes, most likely because I use the system emacs with the default 
> encoding from the Terminal.
> Perhaps you could make a backup of your engine and then try saving it as 
> plain text from a program such as emacs or vi that doesn't add the extended 
> attributes?
> (Don't forget to check/change permissions on the "new" engine file.)

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