[tex-live] Fwd: [OS X TeX] pdftricks

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Nov 15 15:07:26 CET 2004

I think ps2eps and bbox should be added to texlive. Without it  
pdftricks (which is part of TL) does not work.


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> From: Aaron Jackson <jackson at msrce.howard.edu>
> Date: 14 November 2004 18:57:50 GMT+01:00
> To: "TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List" <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] pdftricks
> Reply-To: "TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List" <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
> The file works for me...
> On Nov 14, 2004, at 12:30 PM, Michael Kubovy wrote:
>> <texc.pro><pstricks.pro><pst- 
>> dots.pro><texps.pro><special.pro><color.pro>.
>> <cmr10.pfb>[1]
>> sh: line 1: ps2eps: command not found
> The documentation for pdftricks sucks!  It took me a while to figure  
> this one out, but you need two additional programs to use pdftricks: a  
> shell script ps2eps and a c binary called bbox.  You can get them  
> from:
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/ps2eps/?action=/tex-archive/ 
> support/
> You have to compile the c program (the tar file comes with a binary  
> for macos, but I never use UNIX pre-compiled binaries), which is not a  
> problem if you installed Apple's dev tools (gcc -o bbox bbox.c).
> It would be nice if these were installed by default.  I suspect that  
> GW never uses pdftricks, so he is not aware of this "problem"...
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