[OS X TeX] Re: EPS files displayed as blank white box with latest TeX version (latex + Ghostscript)
youcontrol at hispeed.ch
Mon Nov 21 09:13:02 EST 2005
Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Yes: send it directly to Gerben Wierda, since he is the author of
> simpdftex, a simulator for real pdfTeX.
> If you can work in
> Terminal (or a *shell* buffer in Emacs) you could invoke 'sh -x
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex <tex file
> name>' to see there too (without modification) what is happening.
Here is the output:
sh -x /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex
+ version=$Revision: 2.18 $
++ basename /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex
+ '[' simpdftex = simpdftex ']'
++ echo -n test_eps.tex
++ sed 's/^--//'
+ '[' test_eps.tex '!=' '' -a test_eps.tex = test_eps.tex ']'
++ dirname /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex
+ unset outdir
+ test 0 -gt 0
+ '[' yes = yes -a no = no ']'
+ echo '### This is
$Revision: 2.18 $'
### This is /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex,
Version $Revision: 2.18 $
+ '[' no = yes ']'
+ trap terminated 15
> I'd think it's already dvips that misses the EPS file ../file.eps. This
> could come from the fact that it uses a variable that names the 'root'
> of some branches of the file system in which to search for parts of the
> whole 'project' (TeX source file + non-TeX ingredients). Since the
> search goes 'downwards' and '.' (the current working directory where the
> TeX source file is) is always part of this search, dvips will find the
> file as for example EPS-things/file.eps, but not on the 'higher' level,
> which '..' indicates.
You are probably right, here a snippet from the TeXShop console:
/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips: Could not find
figure file ../../graphs/ARCprocess_v2p1_val.eps; continuing
(Stupid question: why did it work with older versions of dvips?)
> So you have one clue for a possible solution: non-TeX ingredients
> 'below' the TeX source; a second one would be to create symbolic links
> from the TeX source files's directory pointing to these non-TeX files
> somewhere in the file system.
Could you elaborate on this a little bit, I do not really know what I
> Mit friedvollen Grüßen
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