[tex-live] dvips cannot find figures
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Dec 28 16:58:46 CET 2005
On 28 Dec 2005, at 12:31, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> In the dvips info manual, the very short description for z only says
>> that it is the same as the commandline switch -R, and there you
>> have the
>> explanation. But you are right, it should also be in config.ps.
> And I think it sould have been in the TeXLive documentation, since
> this is something that has changed from last year.
I discussed this (with Karl I think) a while back and proposed a
change. Currently, not only absolute paths are not permitted but also
relative paths going up. That plays havoc with people having layouts
because the inclusions would be of the form ../images/foo.eps
I suggested that default behaviour would accept relative but not
absolute paths (as these can be used to read system information in a
reliable way) and of course not the shell escapes.
I still have to make that change to dvips, but I will when we have
moved away from p4.
Unless of course everybody else thinks this is a bad idea.
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