[Mediawiki-l] Math Problem...
brion at pobox.com
Wed Nov 24 22:52:58 UTC 2004
On Nov 24, 2004, at 2:01 PM, Teuwen Jonas wrote:
> First this statement: I have no shell access..
There's a very good chance you cannot get texvc working, without
assistance from the people who run your servers to install the
> Ok, I download the TeX binairy from the sourceforge page, I downloaded
> imagemagick en chmodded it to 777 (the convert file)
That sounds very bad; don't do that. ImageMagick should be installed
into a system directory, generally, and binaries should definitely
*NEVER* be world-writable.
> so, when does the
> convert do its work? I enabled it in the LocalOptions.php file and
> uploaded a big image but it does not resize the image.
Did you specify an image size like [[image:big.jpg|200px]] ? Have you
set the location of the convert binary and properly enabled use of
ImageMagick and resizing? (See LocalSettings.php)
> Also I get this error:
> PNG conversion failed; check for correct installation of latex, dvips,
> gs, and convert
> I have no dvips, and I cannot find it (a binairy)
It will never work without dvips. You need it installed, and in the
system PATH. If it's installed in a location that's not in the system
PATH, you need to be able to override the PATH environment variable to
> Gs is in /usr/bin or something like that.
Well, that's something at least.
> There are files with .tex extension in /images/tmp but not in
> Does someone know what is going on?
You're missing at least several of the programs required for TeX
support, so it's unable to produce complete output.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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