[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 12 08:15:27 EDT 2010

On Jul 12, 2010, at 1:58 AM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> 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:
> (/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/amsfonts/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-eps-conver
> 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


Hmmm... just ran a test with a freshly updated TL2010 pretest via TLU and there were no problems with restricted mode (i.e., no --shell-escape needed) and converting eps->pdf.

Could you supply a minimal but compilable example that generates this error message? Also, how are you compiling the file? Do you have write permission to that directory?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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