[OS X TeX] DVIPS config file
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Jan 16 17:10:50 EST 2006
On 16 Jan 2006, at 22:26, Vinayak Vatsal wrote:
> On 16-Jan-06, at 12:42 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 16.01.2006 um 20:29 schrieb Vinayak Vatsal:
>>> I seem to have run in to trouble after upgrading to the latest
>>> version of TeX. Namely, dvips doesn't seem to see the map files
>>> specified in my .dvipsrc file.
>>> Any ideas how to get these maps working again?
>> Yes: you could try to find the differences in paths and map file
>> names between the former and the recent version.
>> Or you could rename .dvipsrc to something else to see whether this
>> cures your problem.
>> Or you could try to update your .dvipsrc file to contain only
>> those map file names which your system now has ...
>> Or better you learn to use updmap or updmap-sys. I presume you are
>> using teTeX!
> Actually, updmap is not good for my purposes because I'm using
> dynamically generated map files whose content changes frequently,
> depending on what I'm doing at the moment. In the past it's been
> easiest just to get dvips to read .dvipsrc to load the map file
> directly, rather than the possibly outdated list provided by the
> last invocation of updmap.
> So if there is some documentation about the recent changes to
> dvips, I'd be grateful to a pointer to that.
I have no idea if this changed, but you could try to set the DVIPSRC
environment variable explicitely:
2. A user-specific startup file is loaded, so individual users can
override any options set in the global file. The environment
variable `DVIPSRC', if defined, is used as the specification of
the startup file. If this variable is undefined, Dvips uses a
platform-specific default name. On Unix Dvips looks for the
default startup file under the name `$HOME/.dvipsrc', which is in
the user's home directory. On MS-DOS and MS-Windows, where users
generally don't have their private directories, the startup file
is called `dvips.ini' and it is searched for along the path for
Dvips configuration files (as described in *Note Supported file
formats: (kpathsea)Supported file formats.); users are expected to
set this path as they see fit for their taste.
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