[tex-k] (fwd) tetex-bin: /usr/info/dvips.info.gz out of date to /usr/lib/texmf/tex/plain/dvips/dvips.tex

Hilmar Preusse hille42 at web.de
Wed Jul 14 09:49:12 CEST 2004

Hi all,

a long time ago, we've got in the DBTS a bug report about dvips.info
to be out of date compared with dvips.tex (both from the sources of
teTeX). My opinion is that it is rather the opposite: dvips.tex is
out of date compared with dvips.texi and Karl Berry wrote already 10
years ago:

Fri Feb 12 08:34:45 1993  Karl Berry  (karl at cs.umb.edu)

        * dvips.1: Don't refer to dvips.tex.

I guess it was already obsolete at this time. I've contacted that
submitter. He replied, that dvips.tex still contains some paragraphs,
which could not be found in dvips.texi. Therefore the question to
you: Is that functionality described in dvips.tex still contained in
dvips? Is it planned to take over that paragraphs from dvips.tex or
will you just delete that files in the near future as it is totally

Christoph Martin wrote to Thomas Esser:

The problem is still present in version 1.0 and there are more
paragraphs missing.

but I have no clue, what other paragraphs he's speaking about. The
complete bug report on: http://bugs.debian.org/53927

Thanks for cooperation!

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Subject: tetex-bin: /usr/info/dvips.info.gz out of date to /usr/lib/texmf/tex/plain/dvips/dvips.tex
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Package: tetex-bin
Version: 0.9.981113-2

/usr/info/dvips.info.gz seems to take most of its contents from
/usr/lib/texmf/tex/plain/dvips/dvips.tex.  But is missing
the following paragraph:

The dvips default landscape configuration is presently as though
the paper were rotated ninety degrees counterclockwise; this seems
to be the convention adopted by previewers that the author is
familiar with.  If for some reason you need your landscape orientation
to be rotated clockwise, simply include at the top of your TeX file
or in some included macro file
\special{! /landplus90 true store}
to set this orientation.  Alternatively, you can change the default
value of landplus90 in the tex.lpro file before
compilation, or include a header file that just includes the
definition /landplus90 true store.

/usr/info/dvips.info.gz should be updated to the current text in
/usr/lib/texmf/tex/plain/dvips/dvips.tex, or it should mention that
/usr/lib/texmf/tex/plain/dvips/dvips.tex exists and is more complete.

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