[texhax] TeXLive 2005 installation

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Jan 10 21:45:49 CET 2006

>>>>> "Lars" == Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> writes:

  > This has something to do with security, it is now on the TeXLive
  > bugs list http://www.tug.org/texlive/bugs.html (the bug is of
  > course that people was not informed of this)

No, the bug is the "error message", not the documentation.

  >> dvips: Could not find figure file /home/burkhard/TEX/private_seal.ps;
  >> continuing

Dvips didn't find the file because it didn't made any attempt to find
it.  And it knew the reason pretty well.  So, why not tell the user
what's wrong?

Why doesn't dvips abort with an *error message*?  The DVI file clearly
expects an external file to be included and if this cannot be
accomplished, this is a fatal error and dvips should abort with an
exit code !=0 immediately.  If dvips writes to a file, this file should
be removed unless a debug option is set (some people are using

It is more efficient to fix bugs in the software rather than document
them and then ask people to read the documentation.


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