[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 12 22:16:47 EDT 2010

On Jul 12, 2010, at 9:08 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2010, at 18:31 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Jul 12, 2010, at 7:27 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
> [snip]
>> directory). I come back to the question... what are the write permissions on the directory? Run
>> ls -alF ~
> It shows drwx------+


That's what it should be.

>> I'd also like to make sure that ~/Pictures/ isn't locked so what does a Get Info… give for that directory? (There should be a checkbox for `locked' and I hope it's not checked.)
> Unlocked, custom access, I have all access, others have none.  AFAICT, access is normal (for me).  I can 'touch' files (even non-existent ones) with no problem.

So the `locked' checkbox is NOT checked.

>> Oh... what hardware and OS system are you using? Is there actually a wolf_eel_thumbnail-eps-converted-te.pdf file in ~/Pictures/ (the Picture folder in your HOME folder)?
> 10.6.4, MBP Core i7 (2.6GHz).
> No such picture.  I don't see one on my 10.5.8 system either, FWIW.
> Justin

Sigh... I'll have to think about this since what you have in that file should just work with the pdflatex compile. You won't have that -eps-converted-to.pdf file if you use TeX+DVI, only if you use the pdftex (with latex chosen) engine.

Could you possibly send me that eps file directly? I wonder if there is something about that file that epstopdf doesn't like.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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