sam2p broken (on windows)

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at
Wed Oct 18 12:32:54 CEST 2023

On Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 11:48:23AM +0200, Uwe Siart wrote:
> It looks like sam2p is somehow broken. Any call of sam2p in the form
> sam2p file.jpg file.eps
> will only produce a zero-byte file file.eps. I tried both jpg and png
> bitmaps and also more than just one file. But all the same. sam2p won't
> produce any output.
> I can only speak for windows and can't tell if the same problem appears
> on other platforms. In TL22 sam2p works fine for me.

My experience with sam2p is that it often does not work, but I did
find a graphic that sam2p could convert with TL2022 but not with
TL2023. So youmay be right.

An alternative is bmeps:

bmeps -c file.png file.eps

The -c option is necessary to get color output.

Siep Kroonenberg

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