[scribus] Mac Render Frame Problem

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Jun 21 13:46:11 UTC 2013

On 06/21/2013 08:27 AM, Martin Costabel wrote:
> On 21/06/13 12:39, john Culleton wrote:
>> On Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:49:36 -0600
>> Alvin Revzin <the-editor at mindspring.com> wrote:
>>> Unlike previous versions, Scribus 1.4.2 works well on my Mac Mini
>>> with OSX-10.8.4 but if and only if Ghostscript and Scribus are in the
>>> Applications folder. There is one major problem, though. If I try to
>>> insert a render frame into a document, I get an error message that
>>> says "The application "pdflatex --nonstopmode" failed to start.
>>> Please check the path:" and then nothing further.
>>> This message makes no sense as there is no way to check the -
>>> unspecified - path. Also, IIRC, many years ago there was a "pdflatex"
>>> in the usual MacTeX distribution but it is nothing like it is in my
>>> current (2012) distribution (also in the Applications folder).
> What do you mean? The standard MacTeX distribution puts its executables
> into /usr/texbin, which is a symlink to something like
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-darwin. It also provides code that
> places /usr/texbin on your PATH.
>>> Is this soluble or is it JAMI (Just Another Mac Incompatibility?
>> Pdflatex is an older component of the TeX distribution. You can
>> download the full ditribution in the form of a dvd. Google on texlive.
> pdflatex is a standard component of all recent TeX distributions. In any
> case, it comes with MacTeX 2013, and it would be very surprising if the
> 2012 distribution didn't have it, too. It is, in fact, a symlink to pdftex.
I had this same message recently with my Fedora 18 recently -- I figured
it out, but will see if I can recall what I figured out and get back
when I do.

So it's not a Mac issue per se. I think there was some single
texlive-something or other I had to get.


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