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Re: DocView: process ps->pdf changed status to killed.

From: Pierre Lorenzon
Subject: Re: DocView: process ps->pdf changed status to killed.
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:48:30 +0200 (CEST)

Hi Tassilo 

I am happy that you answer my question since you are the
package maintainer and devlopper and certainly know how it
works. I'll try what you recommand and tell you.



From: Tassilo Horn <>
Subject: Re: DocView: process ps->pdf changed status to killed.
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:25:37 +0200

> Pierre Lorenzon <> writes:
> Hi Pierre,
>> I get error message in the subject when doing C-c C-c in a buffer
>> visiting a ps file and I cannot figure out why.
>> Emacs version is 24.3.1 
>> When doing C-c C-c I get a message syaing that no conversion to images
>> can be done since there are no tools to do that on my system. In fact
>> I am blind and only interested to text. Anyway normally if you press y
>> key text should be displayed using first a conversion to pdf and then
>> a conversion to text.
>> But process dies at first step as shown by the error message.
>> doc-view-pdftotext-program variable is set to ps2pdf (or ps2pdf13) but
>> both gives the same result.  Even if the two scripts ps2pdf and
>> ps2pdf13 exist on my system and run perfectly when launched from the
>> console.
> Hm, you could try to evaluate the following piece of advice:
>   (defadvice doc-view-start-process (before doc-view-show-cmd-line activate)
>     (message "doc-view-start-process:\n  %s %s"
>               program (mapconcat #'concat args " ")))
> That will print the exact command lines doc-view executes in the
> *Messages* buffer.  The command that doesn't work should be just before
> the error message in the subject.  Then copy the command line and check
> if it works indeed in a terminal.
> Bye,
> Tassilo

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