[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Mon Jul 12 19:04:13 EDT 2010

On Jul 12, 2010, at 09:56 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:37 AM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> Thanks!  You tickled a vague memory which turned out to be accurate  
>> for a change: I had set the "default script" on my 10.5 system to  
>> "Tex+DVI", while on the 10.6 system it was set to "Pdftex".   
>> Typesetting worked after switching to the former.
>> Next question (for those of us in the cheap seats): what is the  
>> magic that makes this work in the first case?
>> And why would one prefer one setting to another in general?  Unless  
>> that is way too general a question for a mailing list :-}
> First... if you are really using an updated MacTeX(TeX Live)-2010  
> pretest it should still just work unless one of those other problems  
> I mentioned are there.

Making sure I understand the above, since I'm not sure what you mean  
by an "updated ...pretest".  I have been updating via TLU all along,  
and the latest update was shortly before I started this thread.  I  
have not downloaded and installed any recent mactex tarballs.  With  
that, the 10.6 installation presented me with the failure that  
prompted all this, and I "fixed" the problem by switching to "Tex+DVI"  
on 10.6.

Is there still an issue?

Thanks for your help (and clarifying some things along the way).


Justin C. Walker
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