[tex-live] Repstopdf and Shell Escape

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 13 15:08:01 CEST 2010


A problem has cropped up on the TeX on Mac OS X list with someone who is using TL2010 pretest with all updates (as of 12 July). He is using pdflatex with --shell-escape and using both the graphicx and epstopdf package (although the latter is not needed) and has given the full path (/Users/<usename>/Pictures/xxx.eps) to the graphic. In spite of using --shell-escape the xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf file is not created and there is an error message about restricted mode (I guess repstopdf is always used since that is what is set in epstopdf-sys.cfg). In TL2009 (where there was no restricted mode) this worked with --shell-escape. Shouldn't repstopdf behave exactly like epstopdf if --shell-escape is present?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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