[tex-live] dvips cannot find figures

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Dec 28 20:40:13 CET 2005

    And I think it sould have been in the TeXLive documentation, since
    this is something that has changed from last year.

It should have been.  I need people to help me find these things before
the release.  I thought I was doing good to update the dvips
documentation.  Anyway, I added it to the bugs.html page, which is about
all I can do at this point.

I'll update the config.ps comment when svn is online.

    I discussed this (with Karl I think) a while back and proposed a  


The basic question is whether secure operation or nonsecure operation
should be the default.  (Also, dvips is just one program.  In general,
TeX programs don't bother to do these kinds of checks.  So is it better
for dvips to be paranoid, or not?  I don't know ...)

    That plays havoc with people having layouts  

My approach is to put .. in TEXINPUTS.

    Unless of course everybody else thinks this is a bad idea.

I think it is fine to have the three levels you and I discussed, Gerben:
0) anything goes;
1) absolute/relative paths ok, shell escapes not ok;
2) nothing ok.


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