[tex-live] dvipos build fails

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Jan 13 09:20:18 CET 2007

Hi Sanjoy,

Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
> I tried my dvipos test file (the 'file.tex') with the new texlive test
> (live-20070113) by running 'texexec --dvi file.tex'.  mktexfmt
> generated cont-en.fmt formats for xetex and pdftex and put them in
> ~/.texlive2007/texmf-var/web2c/$engine/.  The texexec failed because
> it didn't find the newly generated formats (a known problem), but when
> I reran texexec, the formats were found.
> Once the formats were there, ConTeXt (2007.01.12 01:02) could run.
> But it failed with 
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> \initializenextposition ...dosetpositionpapersize
>                                                    {\printpaperwidth }
> That is also a problem known to upstream, and 2007.01.12 15:56 fixes
> the error.  I have the newer ConTeXt version running outside of TL.
> Inside TL, I applied this patch to make a spec-mis.tex in the current
> dir, remade the formats, and the texexec ran to completion.  The
> patch:

You are a bit behind, I added 2007.01.12 15:56 to TeXLive already.

> After it finished, I had a file.ps correctly showing the
> position-graphic line connecting the '7' and the '8'.  So the new
> dvipos (20070107) seems to be working and correctly integrated into TL
> (at least for i386-linux).  Great!

Good news,


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