[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 12 12:26:27 EDT 2010
On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:06 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:
> 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
If anything the restricted \write18 (shell escape) feature in TL2010 should make it easier to include eps figures in pdf(la)tex documents since you will not need to set --shell-escape explicitly once graphic(s/x) is loaded. That is true only for conversion of foo.eps->foo-eps-converted-to.pdf using epstopdf (which is auto-loaded by the grapohic(s/x) package when run under pdf(la)tex).
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