[tex-live] Including pdf images fails while running pdflatex

Joanna Rycko joanna.rycko at cms.hu-berlin.de
Fri May 30 15:03:06 CEST 2008


This time, I'm not 100% sure, if it's texlive problem, but it seems so, 
because compiling my old sources, which were working very well with 
other tex distributions, fails now too.

I have the newest texlive2008 (installed on monday) with almost all [1] 
the updates (installed today), running under WinXP. When I try to 
include any pdf image via \includegraphics{} (and graphicx package) I 
get an error:

!pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file ./images/overview.pdf): xpdf: reading 
PDF image failed
  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Here the list of files of my minimal working example:
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.8-beta-20080506 (Web2C 7.5.6) 
(format=pdflatex 2008.5.26)  30 MAY 2008 14:50
  *File List*
  article.cls    2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
   size10.clo    2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX file (size option)
graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
   keyval.sty    1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
graphics.sty    2006/02/20 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
     trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2007/01/18 v1.5 graphics configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
   pdftex.def    2007/12/04 v0.04i Graphics/color for pdfTeX

And the minimal example itself:
   \includegraphics{image} % you need any correct pdf image

I have no idea, were the problem is, since this error message is not 
really helpful. But I'm almost sure, it's a problem with some part of 
the tex distribution (pdflatex? graphicx?)

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[1] I wasn't able to update bin-texlive and texlive-infra:
"We cannot upgrade bin-texlive on win32, since we are running it!"
I didn't find any hint, HOW to upgrade those packages "not running 
them". It would be great, if you could write such a hint in this error 

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