[OS X TeX] Re: paths for graphics files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 30 11:41:47 EST 2006

On Jan 30, 2006, at 9:15 AM, Arthur Snoke wrote:

> I am converting from Sun Solaris teTeX to Gerben's OS X version.   
> One thing that works on the Sun but not on the Mac is a relative  
> path to a graphics file.  On the sun, it works fine:
> [1] [2] [3] <../images/ccd2.eps> [4] [5] (otoday.aux) )
> (see the transcript file for additional information)
> Output written on otoday.dvi (5 pages, 7088 bytes).
> Transcript written on otoday.log.
> This is dvips(k) 5.86 Copyright 1999 Radical Eye Software  
> (www.radicaleye.com)
> Of relevance is the ../images/ccd2.eps and maybe the version of dvips.
> However, on the Mac with the same file and relative structure, I get
> dvips: Could not find figure file ../images/ccd2.eps; continuing
> It all appears to work, but with either dvips or dvipdf I get a  
> blank page.
> I can get around it by introducing in the .tex file a  link:
> ln -s ../images images
> and then replacing the includegraphics argument with ./images/ccd2.eps
> But why doesn't it work?
> I do not use texshop: just latex and dvips or dvipdf.


Try the -R0 option to dvips. Hope that helps.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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