[tex-live] dvips cannot find figures

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Dec 28 18:34:00 CET 2005

Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On 28 Dec 2005, at 12:31, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>> 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.
>> And I think it sould have been in the TeXLive documentation, since  
>> this is something that has changed from last year.
> I discussed this (with Karl I think) a while back and proposed a  
> change. Currently, not only absolute paths are not permitted but also  
> relative paths going up. That plays havoc with people having layouts  
> like
> .../chapters
> .../images
> because the inclusions would be of the form ../images/foo.eps
> I suggested that default behaviour would accept relative but not  
> absolute paths (as these can be used to read system information in a  
> reliable way) and of course not the shell escapes.
go ahead ... such a feature would make using tex in workflows much 
easier; i never unerstood this limitation

maybe make it configurable, so that


is also permitted, i.e. something parentlevel=2 or so


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