[XeTeX] Missing output from xelatex

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Thu Dec 2 15:54:23 CET 2004

Hi Jonathan,

Jonathan Kew wrote on 02.12.2004:

>On 2 Dec 2004, at 1:36 pm, Jan Eden wrote:

>>system "/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/xelatex 
>>When executing the same command on the tex file manually, the pdf
>>file is created.
>>Folder permissions are set correctly (otherwise, the log and aux
>>files could not be written, too). What is happening here?
>I notice you're using an explicit path to the xelatex executable. Is
>this because it's not found in the command search path? That
>probably explains the failure.... my guess is that it fails to find
>and launch the xdv2pdf tool that is actually responsible for
>creating the PDF. (It would be nice if xetex reported an error in
>this situation!)
>Try setting the path, so that you can use system "xelatex
>/Users/jan/...."; and see if that solves the problem.

That did the trick. Thanks! One more step towards a complete XeLaTeX environment.

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