# [OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 13 11:42:15 EDT 2010

On Jul 13, 2010, at 7:49 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

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> On Jul 12, 2010, at 10:11 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
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>> On Jul 12, 2010, at 19:38 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
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>>> 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:
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>>> Got it! The full path is making epstopdf unhappy.  If the file was in the same folder or lower there won't be a problem.
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>> Umm...that sounds like a bug, no?.
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>> Also, why are (what I assume to be) the same programs behaving differently on 10.5 and 10.6?  I just tried the minimal file and it compiles w/o complaint using both the "Tex+DVI" and "Pdftex" settings.  I assume that epstopdf is used in latter case, and should have the same issue on both systems.  True?
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>> Thanks for digging into this.
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>> Justin
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> Howdy,
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> Are you using the same TeX Distribution in both? TeX Live (supplied by the MacTeX installer) 2009 and 2010 are very different because restricted mode is enabled in 2010 but not 2009. I'll look into it.
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> Good Luck,
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> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>

Howdy,

Well, a direct fix for that problem won't be in TL2010 since it's so close to release but there is a workaround. If you are using --shell-escape with pdflatex (the default with TeXShop so you are when running pdflatex) put the lines

\makeatletter
\epstopdfsetup{program at epstopdf=epstopdf}
\makeatother

right after the \usepackage{graphicx} or \usepackage{epstopdf} (the latter isn't really necessary under TL2010 since the graphicx package loads the epstopdf package under pdf(la)tex). That will make it behave as in TL2009.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)