[tex-live] dvipos build fails

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Jan 11 16:10:00 CET 2007

On 11 Jan 2007, at 2:59 pm, Hans Hagen wrote:

> Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
>>>> the build dies in dvipos
>>> Why aren't I surprised.
>> The egg is on my face not Karl's.  dvipos's only user is ConTeXt, I
>> believe, and I urged Karl to include dvipos so that ConTeXt in dvi
>> mode works with positional graphics.
> more precise ... context always supported positional info in both  
> pdf and dvi mode; at some point pdftex provided positional info  
> only in pdf mode, now also in dvi mode (which reminds me to look  
> into it), but xetex and aleph still need the special + dvipos based  
> alternative

Since about June, xetex supports the pdftex-like \pdfsavepos,  
\pdflastxpos and \pdflastypos primitives, so it doesn't require the  
use of specials and an extra dvipos program.


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