Dviout: viewing of files with eps graphics causes an error

vgivanov at mail.ru vgivanov at mail.ru
Thu Nov 30 13:06:12 CET 2023

Hi, All!

I have a problem with dviout (ver.3.19.0) from the TeXlive 2023 

My OS is Windows 10.

An attempt to view a dvi file with dviout causes an error, if the source
file contains any eps graphics.

E.g., I create the following sample source file 'test.tex':
--- begin ---
--- end ---
and compile it by latex to 'test.dvi'.

Running '<texlivedir>\bin\windows\dviout.exe test.dvi' I see a pop-up 
--- begin ---
Failed to make fig.pbm by the command
<texlivedir>\tlpkg\tlgs\bin\gswin64c.exe @tmp$.@@@
The file @tmp$.@@@ is a parametric file
--- end ---

The content of @tmp$.@@@ (which is generated by dviout) is:
--- begin ---
--- end ---

The content of tmp$.ps (which is generated by dviout too) is:
--- begin ---
/NumbDict countdictstack def
1 dict begin
/showpage {} def
userdict begin
0.000000 0.000000 translate
1.000000 1.000000 scale
-0.000000 -0.000000 translate
(fig.eps) run
countdictstack NumbDict sub {end} repeat
--- end ---

The output of the command '<texlivedir>\tlpkg\tlgs\bin\gswin64c.exe 
@tmp$.@@@' is:
--- begin ---
Error: /invalidfileaccess in --run--
Operand stack:   (fig.eps)   (r)
Execution stack:   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   run 
--nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   run   run 
false   1   %stopped_push   1976   1   3   %oparray_pop   1975   1   3 
%oparray_pop   1960   1   3   %oparray_pop   1833   1   3   %oparray_pop 
   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   run 
  --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   1976   1   5 
%oparray_pop   run
Dictionary stack:   --dict:758/1123(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)-- 
--dict:88/200(L)--   --dict:1/1(L)--   --dict:88/200(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: Permission deniedCurrent file position is 178
GPL Ghostscript 10.02.0: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
--- end ---

If I manually create the file 'fig.pbm' by the command
'<texlivedir>\tlpkg\tlgs\bin\gswin64c.exe -q -dNOSAFER -dNOPAUSE 
-sDEVICE=pbmraw -sOUTPUTFILE=fig.pbm -r600 -g2200x1808 tmp$.ps'
the command '<texlivedir>\bin\windows\dviout.exe test.dvi' works without 

The idea seems to be that the command "gswin64c.exe @tmp$.@@@" runs 
Ghostscript with a list of parameters from the file @tmp$.@@@, but it 
does not work that way, at least for version 10.02.0.

How can I fix the problem?


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