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Re: Lilypond not rendering PDF on Mac

From: Stephen Wilkinson
Subject: Re: Lilypond not rendering PDF on Mac
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 21:47:59 +0000

Ok, weirdly enough just running ps2pdf on the generated PDFs does work - both the version in the Lilypond app and the new Ghostscript version. But Lilypond is still hanging when doing the conversion itself

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:39 PM Stephen Wilkinson <address@hidden> wrote:
Sorry, spoke too soon, got it working again now. So, almost back where we started. I can confirm though that the generated .ps files do open fine in other programs. So I guess the problem must be the pstopdf stage.

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:29 PM Stephen Wilkinson <address@hidden> wrote:
>While it doesn’t help much to have someone tell you it works on their machine, it does at least tell you it's possible.
Good to know, thanks!

I've been playing around with a few of the suggestions, including Homebrew and updating Ghostscript, and have now helpfully got to the point where Lilypond won't open at all, on its own or in Frescobaldi. Using --V comes up with the same 'unsupported compressor' errors as before, and then it just hangs without fully opening. So, fun times...

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 8:47 PM Stan Sanderson <address@hidden> wrote:
I’m running  Mac OS 10.14.2 with Lilypond 2.19.82 installed from the site’s disk image and using Fescobaldi 2.20.0, Frescobaldi is set to output pdf and does so without a problem. ps2pdf is located in /usr/local/bin/ps2pdf.

Compiling a file directly from the Lilypond app also produces the expected pdf file.

While it doesn’t help much to have someone tell you it works on their machine, it does at least tell you it's possible.

In my case, I have been using Lilypond somewhat continuously on Macs over the years and upgrading the OS as it comes. I have never experienced the problem you mentioned.

(off-topic: The only concern I have is that the next version of the OS will require 64-bit apps; Lilypond is 32)

> On Jan 8, 2019, at 11:32 AM, Stephen Wilkinson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sorry, not sure if I've posted this twice
> I've recently installed Lilypond (2.18.2) onto a new Mac (OS X 14.2),  but have run into a problem at the beginning. Lilypond hangs when rendering a file at the 'Converting to .pdf.' stage.
> I've tried this both with the default test file and scores I've already got, and both through and without Frescobaldi. I've got it rendering to SVGs as a workaround, but Frescobaldi's handling of them isn't quite as fluent, so it would be nice to be able to make PDFs as normal. Any ideas? Thanks
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