[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Mon Jul 12 12:06:34 EDT 2010

On Jul 11, 2010, at 11:58 PM, 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).
> --

Perhaps you've been hit by changes to \write18 in TeXLive 2010 as detailed in section 10.2 of 



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