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I'm trying to use the epspdfconversion package under TeXLive, on a Linux system. I've successfully installed and included said package, but when executing the command:

pdflatex MyFile.tex

it returns the error:

sh: epspdf: command not found
pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file MyImageFile-epspdf-to.pdf): can
not find image file
 ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

I've tried various pdflatex options (eg/ --shell-escape) with no luck. My guess is that the "command not found" debug points to the problem - any ideas?


I've a bit more information: if I try to compile with latex (instead of the Makefile I have been using), it produces the output below. I've looked into the file where "\epstopdfDeclareGraphicsRule" should be defined (tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty) and it is there. It's called by the file tex/latex/epspdfconversion/epspdfconversion.sty, which I include in my top-level .cls file to perform the desired conversions.

Interestingly, if I carriage return through this error a .dvi file is still produced, which can be converted to pdf.

Package epstopdf Warning: Drivers other than `pdftex.def' are not supported.

)

epspdfconversion.sty is using epstopdf.sty with the following setup:
update=true,
verbose=true,
prefersuffix=true,
suffix=-epspdf-to,
option outdir not set. Default: same directory as the .eps-source-file
append,
enable
epspdf is used with the following command:
epspdf <file> 
! Undefined control sequence.
l.345 \epstopdfDeclareGraphicsRule
                              {.eps}{pdf}{.pdf}{%
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Open your terminal and type the following command: which epspdf . What does it return? –  Paulo Cereda Nov 8 '12 at 17:24
    
"which epspdf" tells me it can't find anything in the usual ../bin/ paths; I expect this since "epspdf" is not an installed program, but rather something that is called on-the-fly by my LaTeX compiler. "epstopdf" works in the terminal, but will this help me with on-the-fly conversions? –  user21948 Nov 9 '12 at 11:36
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@mamboholly Run sudo apt-get install texlive-pictures (see here for a description of the package). Use your favorite package manager if you don't want to directly use apt-get –  egreg Nov 9 '12 at 11:47
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This Fedora Project page has suggestions about installing missing packages. I usually recommend doing the full install. –  egreg Nov 13 '12 at 11:34

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epspdf is a ruby script, its sources can be found here. For Fedora, there is a texlive-epspdf package that should give you that, and usually this should already be installed as a dependency of texlive. If not, install that package via your preferred method.

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Try using this other command: epstopdf on a bash terminal.

As an alternative you can use graphic programs such as Inkscapeto perform the conversion from eps to pdf files.

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