[tex-live] TL2007 epstopdf: Script interpreter is not found in PATH
George N. White III
gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 16:20:29 CEST 2007
I installed gs8.57 and ActiveState perl 18.104.22.1680 to their respective
directories under C:\Program Files to test epstopdf and dvipdfm. For
the latter, I had to edit the
configuration file "texmf-var/dvipdfm/config" as follows:
% Distiller config. Uses ghostscript and works on compressed and
% uncompressed files.
%D "zcat -f %i | gs -q -sPAPERSIZE=a0 -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.2
-dUseFlateCompression=true -dSAFER -sOutputFile=%o - -c quit"
% Win32 -- no support for compressed files
D "gswin32c -q -dNOPAUSE -sPAPERSIZE=letter -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLev
el=1.2 -dUseFlateCompression=true -dSAFER -sOutputFile=%o %i -c quit"
The dvipdfmx.cfg config file also needed editing, but does provide a
Win32 section so
it is just a matter of changing a comment. All this is a bit much to
expect from an
installer. Things are much simpler when you only have one platform
to worry about.
On 6/18/07, Lianqing Yu <lianqing.yu at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your info. I got the error from epstopdf. All stuff (TL, gs,
> perl) are installed under C:\Program Files.
> > Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:13:19 -0300
> > From: gnwiii at gmail.com
> > To: lianqing.yu at hotmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [tex-live] TL2007 epstopdf: Script interpreter is not found
> in PATH
> > CC: tex-live at tug.org
> > On 6/17/07, Lianqing Yu <lianqing.yu at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > I uninstall TL first and reinstall it again with perl and ghostscript
> > > installed. This time I get another error such like "invalid path
> > > "C:\Program". I guess it should be "C:\Program Files\..." but perl
> > > deal with space characters in the path. I give up.
> > > I don't think it is a good idea for TL to require perl and another
> > > of ghostscript to work properly. I've already had ghostscript 8.53
> > > and TL installs ghostscript 8.54, wired.
> > > I try MiKTeX 2.6 today and it works. No perl, ghostscript dependencies.
> > > dvipdfm works fine.
> > Glad you got it to work, but it is too bad you didn't press on and provide
> > a bit more information so we can fix TL. Did you get the error from
> > or from dvipdfm?
> > MikTeX 2.6 provides "mgs", which is ghostscript 8.54, but I think ConTeXt
> > do require 3rd party versions of perl and ruby.
> > Perl can deal with spaces, but that takes extra care when writing scripts.
> > Most TL development is done on linux where people tend to avoid spaces.
> > Clearly testing on Windows was not adequate. I try to test TL on Windows
> > each year, but I have perl and ghostscript installed separately (as
> > "C:\Perl" and
> > "C:\gs"), and I didn't take the time to test the versions included
> > with TL or installs
> > of perl or gs in "C:\Program files\...".
> > --
> > George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> > Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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