[OS X TeX] epstopdf ( header??)

M A markoilcan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 23:03:20 CEST 2007

On 7/12/07, Alain Matthes <alain.matthes at mac.com> wrote:
> hello
> I work with osx and unbuntu and on the both I work with TL2007.
> epstopdf is the same
> In gnuplottex epstopdf is called by
> \immediate\write18{epstopdf \figname.eps}
> on Ubuntu I have an error with esptodf if the header is
> eval '(exit $?0)' && eval 'exec perl -S $0 ${1+"$@"}' && eval 'exec perl
> -S $0 $argv:q'
>   if 0;
> use strict;
> but with #!/usr/bin/env perl all is fine
> Why this problem ? is it possible to change the call
>  of epstopdf ?

Basically, the above line (with eval ....) is just trying to ensure
that the rest of the script gets executed as a perl script, in case
it's being executed as a sh (or bash) script instead. It's some rather
convoluted sh syntax, but I don't know why it doesn't work for you (it
could fail if it's getting evaluated by csh rather than sh). It's
pretty pointless, unless you're on an OS that doesn't understand #!
/usr/bin/env perl. I would just change it to that, since that works as
it should.

Mark A

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