We're trying to build a CGI script that performs the following functions from a web browser: 1. Submits SGML book. 2. Invokes Adept Publisher 9.0.1 on Solaris 5.7 to compose a PS file. 3. Distills PS into PDF via Acrobat Distiller 3.x. 4. Provides completed PDF for download on subsequent web page.
We've got it working except for Distiller. As far as I can tell, Distiller isn't silently producing the PDF but rather demands an interactive session to bypass some prompts.
I know there's the watched folder thing to automatically distill PS files into PDF, but I'm wondering to what degree you've had success automatically invoking Distiller on UNIX via a CGI script. Despite trying the "-noprefs" and "-quiet" options, Distiller still hangs the batch process asking the user for choices  and  about something or other.
We would prefer to avoid the watched folder business provided by Distiller so that the CGI script can handle the whole process from start to finish as efficiently as possible.
Any comments, commiserations, blazing epiphanies, or mere Happy Fridays welcome.