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Re: PS failure with 1.6.6

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: PS failure with 1.6.6
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 14:07:51 +0100

> Mats Bengtsson wrote:
> > Set the environment variable KPATHSEA_DEBUG to '-1'
> > Run dvips on the .dvi file and pipe the standard error
> > output through 'grep music-drawing'. This should tell you
> > where the programs searches for the file.
> I tried that.
> It searches in $DATADIR/dvips whereas we only have the file located in 
> $DATADIR/ps and $DATADIR/tex. Hence the problem can be solved by adding 
> a symlink from ps to dvips.
> I really don't understand much about theese things - so I don't know 
> whether this behaviour is rational - i.e. whether the problem is in the 
> lily setup or somewhere else.

This indicates that your teTeX installation does not use the
standard texmf.cnf file that's included with teTeX 1.07.
I actually found an old installation of teTeX 0.9 on our system
where texmf.cnf contains the line 
TEXPSHEADERS = .;$TEXMF/{dvips,pdftex,fonts/type1}//
instead of 
TEXPSHEADERS = .;$TEXMF/{dvips,pdftex,tex,fonts/type1}//
I guess your installation could have the same problem.

However, on Carter's system, there seems to be some other
problem, since kpsewhich and kpsexpand indicate that it
should work. It might be that he has two parallel teTeX
installations, where kpsewhich and kpsexpand belong to
one of them and dvips, xdvi to the other one (a far-fetched
explanation, I agree). 

It seems that Werner made a too simple choice when he set up
the installation of the file, see
It is probably safer to install the file in the dvips/ directory.
Do you have time to make a patch, Rune?


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