[texhax] dvipng not running when called by MediaWiki on Windows 8

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 18:32:24 CEST 2013

After 30 Seconds its bombing out with :

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) entering
extended mode (C:/wamp/www/wiki/language/images/tmp/3956_51c84b58d3117366e535b6d3005e5879.tex
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27> Babel and hyphenation patterns for english,
afrikaans, ancientgreek, ar abic, armenian, assamese, basque, bengali,
bokmal, bulgarian, catalan, coptic, croatian, czech, danish, dutch,
esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, ga lician, german,
german-x-2012-05-30, greek, gujarati, hindi, hungarian, iceland ic,
indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, kannada, kurmanji, latin,
latvian, lithuanian, malayalam, marathi, mongolian, mongolianlmc,
monogreek, ngerman, n german-x-2012-05-30, nynorsk, oriya, panjabi,
pinyin, polish, portuguese, roman ian, russian, sanskrit, serbian,
slovak, slovenian, spanish, swedish, swissgerm an, tamil, telugu,
turkish, turkmen, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, usengl ishmax,
welsh, loaded. ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX
2.9\tex\latex\base\article.cls" Document Class: article 2007/10/19
v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX
(C:\wamp\www\wiki\language\images\tmp\mathpartir.sty ("C:\Program
Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\keyval.sty"))
) [1] (C:\wamp\www\wiki\language\images\tmp\3956_51c84b58d3117366e535b6d3005e5879.aux
) ) Output written on
5b6d3005e5879.dvi (1 page, 412 bytes). Transcript written on

It is creating the .dvi file, but no mention of 'dvipng' at all.

On 18 October 2013 15:45, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on a pure TeX extension for MediaWiki, based on the
> existing Math extension, and removing the ML code and calling latex
> and dvipng directly.
> The extension  works on Linux but on Windows its a different story.
> dvipng is hanging when called. The same command line called from
> Windows 8 works fine though.
> Any help welcome,
> Aaron

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