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FS#20157 - [texlive-bin] dvipng ignore -T

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Kyle Keen (keenerd) - Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 02:32 GMT
Last edited by Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng) - Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 10:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Francois Charette (Firmicus)
Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


dvipng has a -T option to force render dimensions.
It ignores the height and produces a square based on the width.

Additional info:
texlive-bin 2009.5-5

Steps to reproduce:
Get your favorite tex file.
Render dvi with latex.
dvipng -T "4in,8in" -D 100 foo.dvi
Examine images created; all are 400px by 400px.

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Closed by  Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng)
Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 10:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Francois Charette (Firmicus) - Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 06:57 GMT
This appears to be an upstream issue. Can you try the latest pre-compiled binary for Linux on the TeX Live svn repo (e.g. or and compare the behaviour with the Arch Linux binary? If you encounter the same problem, please ask on the dvipng mailing list (perhaps the discussion also may be helpful).
Comment by Kyle Keen (keenerd) - Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 10:50 GMT
Yes, that binary does it too.

Hooray, another mailing list to sign up for. Posted.
Random thought on policy, maintainers should have to deal with upstream :-)
Comment by Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng) - Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 21:06 GMT
I found something (see my post on dvipng mailing-list), waiting for upstream to confirm whether this is a bug in the code.
Comment by Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng) - Monday, 11 October 2010, 15:11 GMT
Fixed in 2010.1-3.