[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Mon Jul 12 02:58:34 EDT 2010

Hi, all,

I just updated (via TLU) my tex-live 2010 installation, on two  
systems: 10.5.8 and 10.6.4.  When I do this, I run a quick check to  
verify that things aren't broken.  On the 10.6 system, I have run into  
a problem which looks like a config problem of some sort, with  
'epstopdf' failing.  The same test works on 10.5 (identical .tex files).

The error shows up in the TeXShop console window, but not in the .log  
file produced as a byproduct of compilation:

umsb.fd)epstopdf ($Id: ep
stopdf.pl 18319 2010-05-17 16:34:21Z karl $) 2.16
!!! Error: Output filename '/Users/justin/Pictures/wolf_eel_thumbnail- 
ted-to.pdf' not allowed in restricted mode.

The man page and "texdoc" don't happen to mention "restricted mode",  
so I'm sort of clueless (and Perl-averse).

Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
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