[OS X TeX] TexShop engines make me crazy

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Aug 6 23:29:00 CEST 2006

On Aug 6, 2006, at 3:44 PM, Matthieu Masquelet wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to add a glossary to my thesis and I was thinking of  
> using a personal engine to do the bibtex of the glossary (along the  
> usual latex's and bibtex's) but I can't seem to make it work...
> Here is my engine file:
> #!/bin/tcsh
> set path = ($path  /usr/local/bin  /usr/local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`- 
> apple-darwin-current /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/ 
> graphics)
> set fbName = `basename "$1" .tex`
> set fbName2 = `basename "$1" .gls`
> simpdftex latex --maxpfb ${fbName}
> bibtex --shell-escape ${fbName}
> bibtex --shell-escape ${fbName2}
> simpdftex latex --maxpfb ${fbName}
> simpdftex latex --maxpfb ${fbName}
> Note that the last part of the path is there to try to fix the  
> problem... In fact, it says (see belox) that texshop cannot find  
> the pdftex.def to do the eps/pdf conversion whereas this works like  
> a charm when I just typeset the basic "Latex" in TexShop... I know  
> my teTex install is not perfect (things should be in texmf.local  
> instead of texmf.tetex as I understood but I have no idea why it is  
> like this). Any help would be greatly appreciated !
> Thanks in advance
> Matthieu


Since you are using latex+dvips+ghostscript processing there is no  
need to include the epstopdf package; dvips can process the eps  
itself. That is why there is a complaint about pdftex.def not being  

By the way, why do you have the --shell-escape in the bibtex calls?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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