[tex-live] an issue with running dvipdfmx from a makefile

Josef Kleber josef.kleber at gmx.de
Sat Oct 4 22:46:28 CEST 2014

Am 04.10.2014 um 22:21 schrieb jfbu:
> When I do make test, I get
> dvipdfmx:warning: Failed to create temporary input file for PSTricks image conversion.

That's a strange error. Are you sure you don't mix files?

> When I use directly the script.sh from the command line
> there is no such warning
> This happens with a minimal latex file as source of the dvi
> ///contents of makefile:
> test:
> 	chmod u+x script.sh; ./script.sh
> \\\end of makefile
> What should I know better?

Works for me (Win7/Cygwin) if i change the makefile to get a temp.dvi:


test: latex
	chmod u+x script.sh; ./script.sh

	latex temp


$ make
latex temp
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014/W32TeX) 
(preloaded format=latex)
  restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>
Babel <3.9l> and hyphenation patterns for 79 languages loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
(c:/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo)) (./temp.aux) [1]
(./temp.aux) )
Output written on temp.dvi (1 page, 220 bytes).
Transcript written on temp.log.
chmod u+x script.sh; ./script.sh
temp.dvi -> temp.pdf
1787 bytes written


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