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[Texmacs-dev] Re: texmacs and gs, one more thing

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: [Texmacs-dev] Re: texmacs and gs, one more thing
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 12:15:01 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 1 May 2003, Martin Costabel wrote:
> Joris van der Hoeven wrote:
> > Kostas Oikonomou did some experimentation concerning the bug
> > with ghostscript 8.00, but he seems to be on hollidays now :^)
> > So if you have a problem with ghostscript 8.00 and know how
> > to compile TeXmacs, then maybe you can follow the suggestions
> > below and let me know if the problem disappears.
> No such luck here (texmacs- on MacOSX, gs-8.00).
> I tried all possible combinations with -dNOPROMPT, but the behavior
> rests the same. Only Ctrl-C from the command line finishes the gs
> process and lets texmacs proceed.
> >>>I forgot to mention that a small test program works fine with gs 8.00:
> All the "small test programs" I tried worked fine, even with TeXmacs'
> original gs command line. This system call from inside a texmacs menu
> item seems to have a different environment that lets gs hang in a
> select() call right at the end before it finishes.

Would there be a way to automatically detect this?
We might launch gs as a separate process and
wait until it finished or until we detected a dead lock.

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