[l2h] image generation problem

Darrell Ryan darrell at ryan-usa.com
Sun Apr 24 05:55:57 CEST 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ross Moore
To: Bob van der Poel
Cc: latex2html at tug.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [l2h] image generation problem

> On 24/04/2005, at 8:53 AM, Bob van der Poel wrote:

>> Error: Cannot read 'img2.png': No such file or directory
>> Converting image #14
>> pstoimg: Warning: Cannot use /home/bob/tmp/l2h6263 as temporary 
>> directory.
>> pstoimg: Error: Cannot find file "/home/bob/tmp/l2h6263/_image014.ps": No 
>> such file or directory

> This looks like a lack of write-permission.
> Or maybe there is a delay in creating the directory ?
>   --- due to some kind of caching of OS commands ?

No, No, and no.  The same things have been known to happen on Windows 9x, 
NT/2000/XP.  One does not configure write permissions on 9x at all (it's a 
single user OS), and on NT/2000/XP I've administered these systems for many 
years and can assure you sufficient permissions existed at the time of these 

During my troubleshooting I determined the first and third error messages 
are truthful (there really was no such file or directory) and as for the 
second.....L2H seems to be the only app with trouble using that directory.

I did not take the time to convince myself with 100% certainty, but I 
specifically remember downgrading to an older version of MiKTeX for Windows 
seemed to solve many, if not all, my problems.  I suggest a similar approach 
for the current user with the difficulties (IOW, try a different LaTeX 


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