[OS X TeX] MacTeX 2011 missing convert xml files

Rich Talley rbtalley at unm.edu
Mon Feb 6 02:08:27 CET 2012


I got the xml files from your website and copied them to the correct
location that you indicated Using convert on the command line now functions

Unfortunately, this turned out to be a red herring. I still can't typeset
LyX's user manual from within Lyx.

Pdf and eps files don't display within LyX (error is 'Error converting to
loadable format'), and typesetting fails.

I'll followup on the LyX-users mailing list.

Thanks again for your assistance.

-- Rich

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:

> Folks,
> On Feb 5, 2012, at 9:40 AM, Richard Talley wrote:
> > I tracked this down to a problem with MacTeX 2011's installation of the
> ImageMagick convert utility.
> >
> > The 'What is Installed' pdf file says this:
> >
> > "The package installs “convert” in /usr/local/bin, nine xml
> initialization files in /usr/local/lib/ImageMagick-6.6.9/config, and one
> man page in /usr/local/share/man/man1."
> >
> > However, looking at the list of files in the MacTeX package, the nine
> xml initialization files are not included! The correct convert executable
> and the man page are on my system, but
> /usr/local/lib/ImageMagick-6.6.9/config doesn't exist.
> This problem was raised a couple of months ago as well. I am close to
> making
> the Convert and Ghostscript packages for 2012 and will report here when
> they are ready for testing. This will take a couple of weeks due to other
> tasks.
> The documentation you quote is slightly defective, probably because it was
> revised
> from earlier years without carefully checking for changes. In
> ImageMagick-6.6.9,
> the xml files are actually in /usr/local/etc/ImageMagick. The current
> convert
> package doesn't install anything in /usr/local/etc.
> I placed a zip file on my web page containing the ImageMagick file from
> /usr/local/etc.  A link to the zip is on my web page in the section about
> ImageMagick.
>        http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/
> We supply convert mainly for tex4html, thinking that users familiar with
> the Unix
> version will want to install the full ImageMagick. So the conversion you
> are
> using was never tested.
> Dick Koch
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