[NTG-context] Lilypond MKIV, pstopdf, sysctl errors?

David Wooten dw at trichotomic.net
Mon Aug 27 21:27:46 CEST 2007


I narrowed it down to my editor, in fact. Strange! The command line  
call for TextMate ("mate") gives me the errors. I was compiling via  
the ConTeXt TextMate bundle and it must call "mate" for some reason  
at that point. pstopdf is off the hook ;)

Dave

On Aug. 27, 2007, at Aug 27, 3:54 AM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> On 8/27/07, David Wooten wrote:
>>
>> On Aug. 26, 2007, at Aug 26, 6:44 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>>
>>> On 8/27/07, David Wooten wrote:
>>>> Greetings all,
>>>>
>>>> In trying to run Mojca's latest Lilypond extension with MKIV (on an
>>>> Intel Mac), I've been receiving the errors after pstopdf is run,
>>>> which I've never seen before:
>>>>
>>>> ***
>>>>
>>>> sysctlbyname_with_pid: sysctl  failed:Operation not permitted
>>>> is_pid_native: sysctlbyname_with_pid  failed:Operation not  
>>>> permitted
>>>>
>>>> ***
>>>
>>> According to google this seems to be mac-specific problem, and the
>>> first think that comes to my mind are problems with GhostScript  
>>> during
>>> conversion. (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/
>>> Conceptual/universal_binary/universal_binary.pdf)
>>>
>>> How did you install GhostScript?
>>> Try "which gs", "gs --version" and "gs" alone to check some more
>>> details about the version.
>>
>> It seems most likely that I installed GhostScript via Gerben's i-
>> installer.
>>
>>  From apple's Terminal.app:
>>
>> ***
>>
>> ~ $ which gs
>> /usr/local/bin/gs
>>
>> ~ $ gs --version
>> 8.57
>>
>> ~ $ gs
>> GPL Ghostscript 8.57 (2007-05-11)
>> Copyright (C) 2007 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
>> This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for  
>> details.
>
> Hello,
>
> I use fink's ghostscript. I'm almost sure that the problem lies in GS;
> that report cannot come from ConTeXt (unless pstopdf does some nasty
> things with eps documents which then confuse gs - it does delete some
> portions from ps files, but I doubt that that could be the problem). I
> have no idea whom to report anything. (Gerben said he had stopped with
> user support, and he probably cannot reproduce the error if it's
> really inconsistent behaviour - that it works one time and not the
> other time.)
>
> Do you have fink already installed? (If yes, try to install
> ghostscript from there.)
>
> I would suggest you to try running pstopdf on some random postscript
> document once you spot the error, and see what happens. Perhaps you
> can try running pstopdf on that document after an unsuccesfull ConTeXt
> run ...
>
> Unless others have any better ideas ...
>
> Mojca
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