[texhax] dvips questions
vickarl at skat.usc.edu
Sun Aug 17 21:02:31 CEST 2003
i am new to tex and am installing it for the first time. i used the tetex
2.0.2 distribution and installing on SunOS 5.9. tetex has dvipsk 5.92a
1: how do i set up 'dvips' to output to a file by default (instead of
going to a printer) without specifing the "-o" option?
e.g. running 'dvips presentation.dv' will generate "presentation.ps"
2: for some reason the person who installed the original web2c 3.1415
(with dvipsk 5.58f) set up the config.<printer> files on a different
directory altogether than the texmf tree (or the entire tex directory). i
would ask him what he did to accomplish this (or how), but he is no longer
around. can you think of any reason why the config.<printer> files can't
be on a mounted read-only network directory? also, which preferences file
tells dvips where to look for the config.<printers> file?
tex is fully installed (with texmf) at "/usr/usc/tex/3.1415",
which is a ro mounted volume on a different machine
config.<printers> is at "/usr/local/conf/tex/3.1415/config" on the
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