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

Wolfgang Fleischer w.fleischer at erlenweg.de
Wed Feb 25 15:52:17 CET 2009

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Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> 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.

'catch up' - that is definitely a need for both programs.

> 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?
No, never. But calling dviout.vbs did not work for me if the original
entry '/' was there in install.par.


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