[tex-live] Installation: dviout\dviout.exe not found

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Feb 24 02:01:59 CET 2009

On 23 February 2009 Norbert Preining wrote:

 > On So, 22 Feb 2009, Steve MC Han wrote:
 > > 2. Did you also have to install ghostscript, gsview etc to use ps2pdf ? 
 > There is a hidden ghostscript which is used for our scripts, but it is
 > not available outside the installation.

actually, the most important command-line tools are provided, though.
Just for backward compatibility with older TeX Live releases.

The following scripts are supported and can be invoked from the
command line or from batch files:

  eps2eps pdf2dsc pdfopt ps2ascii ps2pdf ps2pdf12 ps2pdf13 ps2pdf14

Of course, collection-wintools has to be installed.

However, if you need more, you have to install a recent version of
Ghostscript yourself.  This is recommended anyway, at least if you
need any documentation, and it's required if you need Ghostscript as a
printer driver (for instance, to send PostScript or PDF files to
printers which don't understand PostScript).  This is not supported by
TeX Live.

GSview is not part of TeX Live (and had never been) because its
license is not appropriate.  But as of TeX Live 2008, there is a new,
quite powerful PostScript/PDF previewer.  If you have
collection-wintools installed, then a ps_view icon should appear on
your desktop.


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