Am Mon, 27 Dec 2010 02:56:47 -0800 (PST) schrieb Peter Grabs:
>> I had no problems to convert it and to use the pdf (it
>> shows a green
>> circle) when using the epstopdf from miktex (I'm setting
>> the path to
>> show you that no other ghostscript is involved):
>> I:\Z-Test>set path=J:\MiKTeX2.9\miktex\bin
>> I:\Z-Test>epstopdf --version
>> I:\Z-Test>epstopdf --verbose testeps1.eps
> as i said before i do not have the feeling that the error message
> depends on the actual input file because it appears even if i
> specify a non-eps file. something in the process of that pdf
> creation must be broken or set up wrongly. i can assume there is
> no random error (like bad blocks on harddisks) since this happens
> on both my computers.
> is it possible that something got updated to incompatibility with
> miktex 2.7? could maybe someone here still using miktex 2.7 try
I tried with miktex 2.7.:
MiKTeX EPS-to-PDF Converter 2.7.2767 (MiKTeX 2.7)
I:\Z-Test>epstopdf --verbose testeps1.eps
Making testeps1.pdf from testeps1.eps...
It worked fine too. I also checked if there are open updates for
miktex 2.7. but couldn't see anything related to ghostscript or the
Did you check your environment variables if something points to
You could also try to deinstall and reinstall the
miktex-ghostscript-base package. But be fast:
"MiKTeX 2.6/2.7 will be removed from CTAN on January 1st, 2011"
> unrelated question: can miktex 2.7 be updated to 2.8 or is
> uninstall/reinstall involved?
You can't update. But you can install 2.9 beside 2.7. (if you have
enough disk space). You can also import packages from 2.7. to 2.9.
You can switch between the two version by changing the path
variables (as I have done for the test above).