I have trouble getting the doc-view-mode displaying pdfs. Here's the error message generated :

No PNG support is available, or some conversion utility for pdf files is missing.

From what I've gathered, I must make sure that gs is in emacs path variable. Again, all of this looks good, the path given by

$which gs

is also found in (getenv "PATH").

So I'm not too sure where the bug comes from, any idea?

Running OS X 10.10.3, Emacs 24.4, ghostscript 9.15

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    It should work out of the box if you have Ghostscript properly installed. Try setting the absolute path to the Ghostscript executable by adding to your .emacs file the following code (setq doc-view-ghostscript-program "/path/to/gs") Then, restart Emacs and try opening a *.pdf file and see if you get the same error. If it works, then you know the problem is not a missing something or other. – lawlist Mar 31 '15 at 1:45
  • Working, Thanks ! Perhaps you could put your comment in an answer so I can accept it. – Literal Mar 31 '15 at 1:53
  • So it's really the "PATH" variable that's responsible for it? Because as I said, both my $PATH (of the system) and the "PATH" of emacs include the directory where gs is found (usr/local/bin) – Literal Mar 31 '15 at 2:54

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