[OS X TeX] Re: EPS files displayed as blank white box with latest TeX version (latex + Ghostscript)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Nov 21 17:23:32 CET 2005

Le 21 nov. 05 à 16:45, Markus Hänchen a écrit :

> To cut short the discussion, I received a reply from Gerben:
> dvips has received a security upgrade. I do not think what has been  
> done
> is wise, but it is there now. You need to add, I think, -R0 to  
> dvips to be
> able to read ../ inclusions. You can add dvips flags to simpdftex, see
> simpdftex --help
> Unfortunately, the man dvips page is obsolete and it says I should  
> use Emacs.
> Could somebody quickly tell me what I would have to type into the  
> terminal to let emacs display the dvips man page?

The man page says you can use info instead of Emacs, but typing "info  
dvips" in Terminal brings up the same obsolete man page content.

The most recent source of info seems to be the dvips manual at /usr/ 
local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/programs/dvips.pdf. The -R option  
(with -R0 telling not to use -R) is documented at the bottom of p. 15:

‘-R’ Run securely. This disables shell command execution in \special  
(via ‘‘’,
see Section 5.1.5 [Dynamic creation of graphics], page 27) and config  
files (via
the ‘E’ option, see Section 3.4.2 [Configuration file commands], page  
17), and
opening of any absolute filenames.

Thus Gerben seems to say -R is now the default, and affects not only  
absolute filenames but also relative filenames?

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