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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Feb 24 21:59:26 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 05:19:54PM +0100, Wolfgang Fleischer wrote:
> Steve MC Han wrote:
> > 
> > --- On *Tue, 2/24/09, Norbert Preining /<preining at logic.at>/* wrote:
> TeX Live 2008 clearly breaks with Winedt and TeXnicCenter at least with
> respect to dviout and PS_View:
> *Winedt can no longer detect TL as the Registry-Key advertising TL to
> the system is no longer there.
> *If a user accepts the default install dir (c:\texlive\2008) Winedt
> again has no chance to find TL. The problem is the extra directory level
> '2008'
> *In ../bin/win32 we can find every kind of 'executables', i.e.
> context.cmd, psv.bat, dviout.vbs. Nothing of it is suitable for
> GUI-Programs expecting *.exe files to execute.
> So for now users willing to use Winedt or TeXnicCenter has to do a lot
> of extra manual configuration.
> For dviout to work I had to edit install.par for a correct metafont mode.
> Wolfgang

Windows programs which wish to configure for TL08 have plenty of
cues to work from. I hope it is a matter of time for WinEdt to catch
up. TeXnicCenter was always more focused on MikTeX anyway.

It is true that it is awkward at best to associate filetypes with
scripts via the Explorer GUI, but it can be done programmatically. I
don't know whether or when such functionality would be added to
tlmgr, though.

As to metafont mode: what do you mean by `correct metafont mode'?
Are you actually printing via dviout?

Siep Kroonenberg

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