[tex-live] dvips cannot find figures

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Dec 28 12:22:40 CET 2005

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

>> It's the z option in config.ps, and probably the comment in there should
>> also mention absolute pathnames, not only commands in \special.
> Yes, I found it, is now using this:
> % z1 is "secure", i.e., inhibits execution of `shell commands` in
> % \specials.  Dvips allows this by default.
> % z1
> z0
> I haven't found anything hinting this to absolute paths... which is
> the real issue here. It takes a little while figuring out whats wrong.

In the dvips info manual, the very short description for z only says
that it is the same as the commandline switch -R, and there you have the
explanation.  But you are right, it should also be in config.ps.

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

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