[tex-k] xdvi 22.40i status

Stefan Ulrich stefan.ulrich@elexir.de
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 23:17:33 -0400

Thomas Esser <te@informatik.uni-hannover.de> writes:

>> (FWIW, the main reason this takes longer than a few minutes is
>> that the quick & dirty solution of just replacing x/.. by /
>> won't work with symlinks. We might want to adapt the code
>> from wu-ftpd's realpath.c, but without the seteuid(0) part.)

> I don't really know if this information is still needed (given the
> unclear situation about the future of gs), but you should look at
> the kpathsea sources. progname.c has all you need:
>   remove_dots(),
>   expand_symlinks() 

Thanks for the pointer - why on earth didn't I think of
kpathsearch? ;-)

We'll see whether we still need it (depending on how the
alternatives mentioned by Paul will work out), but if so,
it will definitely be the best way to do this.

Stefan Ulrich