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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Feb 26 22:51:47 CET 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 09:55:59PM +0100, Ingo H. de Boer wrote:
> Hi Siep,
> > Why would a .vbs file make things worse than they already are? For
> > w2k and later, you can't get around wscript/cscript anyway AFAIK.
> Sure, why not. You can use batch files, config files, write programs ;-)
> Hmm.. I always thought .vbs might be a source for viruses ?!

There used to be an advice from security experts to deactivate
wscript because it could easily be used by malicious websites. But
things have changed a lot since then.

> > dviout.exe with a very long list of options and parameters. With
> > vbscript, I could do this without introducing multiple scripting
> > layers and therefore also multiple-level quoting problems.
> Well... Maybe I do not understand the problem. But my WinShell  
> autoconfig calls also directly dviout.exe... With a simple single line:
> -1 myfile.dvi "# line_number "tex_file.tex""

This apparently assumes that dviout is already set up correctly. But
if dviout.exe is not in a user-writable location, e.g. on a dvd,
then I don't know how to tell dviout.exe how to configure e.g.
automatic font generation except via the command-line. But maybe I
missed something.

Siep Kroonenberg

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