[OS X TeX] epstopdf: command not found

Nicolae Garleanu garleanu at berkeley.edu
Sat Nov 21 18:36:14 CET 2015

The embarrassing resolution was that the package was not even installed.. I don't understand why I didn't get an error as I normally get in that case. Maybe because, due to the "update" option, package is only loaded when needed, and I never needed it until now since installing the new TL? I had thought that packages are loaded before the document is processed, but maybe not with this option? That was only a guess anyway.


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> On Nov 21, 2015, at 5:05 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On Nov 21, 2015, at 12:44 AM, Nicolae Garleanu <garleanu at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I don’t know how long I have had this issue ― most likely since I installed the latest TexLive and Basic Tex a few months ago ― but I can no longer use the epstopdf package. I get an error as in the subject line "epstopdf: command not found”. I went on line immediately to look for solutions, and came across various pieces that seemed to blame either Yosemite (although I am sure epstopdf did work earlier with Yosemite) or XQuartz (e.g., http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/207754/error-using-epstopdf-package) ― I updated XQuartz, then removed the program (uninstalled, I believe) and reinstalled, no change. I can’t say I really understood all these pieces, either.
> Has anybody on this list experienced this type of issue?
> I am running TL2015, having downloaded Basic Tex, with TS 3.52 (though I am sure this has nothing to do with TS). I run pdflatex, as I have been for years without a problem.
> Thank you.
> Nicolae


Does the command

which epstopdf

executed in Terminal return


as it should? 

If so you should install the Ghostscript package. It's available near the bottom of the same page as BasicTeX, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html>. Ghostscript is used by epostopdf to do the conversion.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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