[tex-live] dvips cannot find figures

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Dec 28 10:24:53 CET 2005

Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:

>> The dvips info file describes the "-R" flag:
>> `-R'
>>     Run securely.  This disables shell command execution in `\special'
>>     (via ``', *note Dynamic creation of graphics::) and config files
>>     (via the `E' option, *note Configuration file commands::), and
>>     opening of any absolute filenames.
>> Try "dvips -R0 ..."
> That did the trick, thanks. It might have been a good idea to write
> this somewhere, i.e. that the normal behavior of dvips have changed.
> I'm going to change this globally.

It's the z option in config.ps, and probably the comment in there should
also mention absolute pathnames, not only commands in \special.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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