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Re: Can't preview postscript files under xdvi

On Tue, 17 Oct 2006, Toby Allsopp wrote:

> On 17 Oct 2006 at 05:47 NZDT, Ferran Mazzanti wrote:
> > The fact is that I've installed the latest release of cygwin, in an
> > attempt to have a unixlike enviroment under my Windows box. I use
> > LaTeX extensively and so I thought this could be a good
> > solution. However, whenever I include postscript figures in my
> > documents, xdvi refuses to display the, It produces an empty red box
> > in the place where it is supposed to display the figure, but the
> > figure does not appear. I can get the thing done by running dvips
> > and converting the .dvi file into a .ps one, which I can view with
> > gv. However this does not happen in my linux boxes, where I can
> > directly preview .dvi files displaying the postscript figures.
> >
> > Any clue about this? Any simple solution I could try?
> I have had a similar problem caused by the fact that xdvi uses the
> first gs it finds on the PATH and if you have the ghostscript and
> ghostscript-x11 packages installed this is the non-X11 one and thus it
> can't render to xdvi's window.
> I have the following line in my ~/.Xresources file to fix it:
> xdvi.interpreter: gs-x11
> You could also pass the -interpreter option to xdvi.

Thanks, this is useful information.  Should xdvi be configured OOTB to
look for gs-x11?  If so, can the xdvi maintainer (if we have one) make a
new release?
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