imagemagick with pdf

Stephen Langer stephen.langer at
Thu Feb 20 08:38:53 PST 2014

On 2/20/14 10:57 AM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 1:52 AM, Sterling Smith <smithsp at
> <mailto:smithsp at>> wrote:
>     Roger,
>     I have ghostscript installed, but
>     port contents ghostscript | grep convert
> "convert" is from ImageMagick; it uses delegates to do various things,
> and one of those delegates (in this case, for PostScript and PDF) is
> ghostscript. Roger is asking why the delegation from ImageMagick to
> ghostscript is failing.
> (I do not have an answer, but the fact that it's trying to open a *.la
> file makes me think this involves Mavericks, which I do not run.)

I have no trouble using convert on pdf files on Mavericks, except that 
it claims that some pdfs are badly constructed, even though Preview can 
open them.

  -- Steve

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