I'm using texmaker on OSX. After upgrading my OSX to El Capitan, I couldn't do anything in texmaker at first because the .tex file would not be found. I fixed the problem strictly following this guide. Now everything works, except for when I want to include a .eps file in the \includegraphics environment. Then I get the error message:

! Package pdftex.def Error: File 'figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found.

Here's the relevant part of my code:

\caption{Single-parameter sweep overview}

The log file says this:

Package epstopdf Info: Source file: <figure_overview.eps>
(epstopdf) date: 2016-02-25 14:04:24
(epstopdf) size: 220121 bytes
(epstopdf) Output file: <figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf>
(epstopdf) Command: <repstopdf --outfile=figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf figure_overview.eps>
(epstopdf) \includegraphics on input line 85.
runsystem(repstopdf --outfile=figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf figure_overview.eps)...executed safely (allowed).
Package epstopdf Info: Result file: <figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf>.
! Package pdftex.def Error: File 'figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found.

(line 85 is the one with the \makebox and \includegraphics command)

So apparently, in contrast to the problem described in
Trouble with epstopdf: File 'foo-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found my epstopdf package seems to work fine but it stores the file somewhere (I don't know where and I have no idea how to find that out), but pdftex is looking for the file somewhere else (I don't know where, either... how can I find that out?). How can I fix this?

If I convert the eps-file to a pdf-file manually and save the respective pdf in the Figures folder, it works. But I want to use .eps files and convert them on the fly, as this gives better results and is easier.

My preamble is:


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It should work with the command \epstopdfsetup{outdir=./Figures/}.

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    Now I get pretty much the same error message: ! Package pdftex.def Error: File './Figures/figure_overview-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. Feb 25, 2016 at 22:18
  • Maybe it would help to know where pdftex is looking for the output file from epstopdf, as well as where epstopdf puts the output file, and then make both directories the same in the texmaker settings, but I don't know how to do that. Feb 25, 2016 at 22:27
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    Try moving your graphics file in the same directory as your .tex file and commenting out both the commands \graphicspath{} and \epstopdfsetup{}. Do you see the .pdf file now?
    – Theo
    Feb 25, 2016 at 23:36
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    I didn't see them. However, a colleague just fixed the problem by entering /Library/TeX/texbin/ in the line which says "Add to PATH" in my texmaker preferences. We both are not entirely sure why this works, but it does. Thanks for your help, anyway! Feb 26, 2016 at 0:18

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