[tex-live] purifyeps not working
scott at pakin.org
Wed Nov 10 04:10:16 CET 2010
On 11/09/2010 05:31 PM, Karl Berry wrote:
> purifyeps: No such file or directory (mpost.fmp)
> The purifyeps man page says that mpost.fmp comes with pstoedit.
> pstoedit is not included in TL and it hardly looks simple to do so.
> Conceivably I could add mpost.fmp on its own, but that seems a bit scary
> and hard to maintain.
> So I guess purifyeps can't work in TL right now. (I more or less just
> blindly added it when it appeared.)
> Scott, any thoughts?
mpost.fmp is necessary but not sufficient for purifyeps to run.
purifyeps really does rely on the complete pstoedit -- it's basically
not much more than a postprocessor for pstoedit's output.
I guess you have a few options:
1) Remove purifyeps from TL.
2) Include pstoedit in TL. Why do you think it's not simple to do?
It's GPLed and builds with a configure script (at least on
Linux; I haven't tried it on any other platform).
3) Keep purifyeps in TL but without pstoedit. In this case I
suppose I can tweak the code to first check for pstoedit and
give a more user-friendly "Please install pstoedit" error
message and pointer to www.pstoedit.net if it's not found.
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