[tex-live] pretest in winXP

Dan&Jan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Wed Jun 2 05:25:14 CEST 2010

You wrote:

 >I wrote:

 >> For example, running
 >>  pst2pdf filename
 >> produces a message from runscript that no suitable script can be
 >> found. Renaming texmf-dist/scripts/pst2pdf/pst2pdf to pst2pdf.pl
 >> allows the command to succeed.

 >This is really strange.  That problem should be gone for months now.
 >I tried purifyeps and texloganalyser from the list you gave and both
 >worked for me on TL'09 (should be the same for TL'10).  (Well,
 >purifyeps actually failed but due to missing perl module - the script
 >itself was found.)

Actually, I misinterpreted the message. The script is found, but
is not run. Here is the exact message:
[C:\work\testing]pst2pdf chap1
TEXDIR  C:/TL/2010
C:\TL\2010\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:525: don't know how to execute 
script: c:/TL/2010/texmf-dist/scripts/pst2pdf/pst2pdf

Also, since adding the extension allowed it to work, I thought that
was what was required. However, most of the scripts I listed actually
do work without name changes. It appears to be a function of the first
line in the file. If it says something like
then it is run with perl. But pst2pdf starts with
   eval '(exit $?0)' && eval 'exec perl -S $0 ${1+"$@"}' && eval 
'exec perl -S $0 $argv:q'
and doesn't work. On the other hand, giving it an extension makes it work.

For python scripts that start with
   #!/usr/bin/python -O
I get
TEXDIR  C:/TL/2010
C:\TL\2010\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:529: program not found (not part 
of TeX Live): python

If the extension .py is added, I get (at home where python is not installed)

TEXDIR  C:/TL/2010
C:\TL\2010\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:517: no appropriate script or 
program found: de-macro

But at work where I have python in the path, the de-macro.py script is run
through python (though I can't say if it works as it is supposed to).

It seems to me that adding the extension works more often than relying
on the initial line of the file.

 >What does the 'runscript --version' say?

[C:\work\test]runscript --version
runscript wrapper utility (rev. 18624, 2010-05-31)
usage:   runscript script-name [arguments]
try -help [-v] for more information


Dan Luecking
Fayetteville, Arkansas 

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