[tex-k] Simple problem with dvips

Tomas G. Rokicki rokicki@CS.Stanford.EDU
Fri, 08 Nov 2002 09:04:30 -0800

This is because of a RedHat security fix, and there is no real
solution short of what you propose (creating a PostScript file
and then lpr'ing that).  Or, if you can get the latest rawhide
dvips patch from redhat, and install that, then if you add to
the command line


then it will work.  What happened is RedHat changed the default
behavior of dvips to "secure" [although without first making
sure that this could be turned off by the user], and when in
secure mode, commands (including pipe commands) are not
executed (pretty much).