[NTG-context] btex and DeclareGraphicsRule question

Rebecca Searls rsearls at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 22:12:16 CET 2011

Why does stmt, label(btex Au dessus  etex, (0,0));
fail when using stmt, \DeclareGraphicsRule{*}{mps}{*}{}
but works with stmt, \DeclareGraphicsRule{*}{eps}{*}{}

I am running texlive/2010.

Here is the error msg I get when using mps.

>/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux/mpost xtest.mp
This is MetaPost, version 1.211 (TeX Live 2010) (kpathsea version 6.0.0)
(./xtest.mpfatal: Command failed: etex --parse-first-line
--interaction=nonstopmode mpIYqrrH.tex; see mpxerr.log
>> xtest.mp
>> xtest.mpx
! Unable to make mpx file.
l.15 label(btex
                Au dessus  etex, (0,0));
Transcript written on xtest.log.

-- xtext.mp
\usepackage{dvidrv} \usepackage{hrefout}

label("Au dessus  ",(0,0));
label(btex Au dessus  etex, (0,0));

--- xbookjh.sty
\ProvidesPackage{bookjh}[2001/05/24 Material for _Linear Algebra_ (JH)]

\usepackage[\dvidrv]{graphicx}  %
  \DeclareGraphicsRule{*}{mps}{*}{} % make pdflatex take fig.1 as metapost.
%  \DeclareGraphicsRule{*}{eps}{*}{} % make pdflatex take fig.1 as metapost.

--- xstyle.sty

Alternatively if I use stmt, \DeclareGraphicsRule{*}{mps}{*}{}
and comment out all the lines in xstyle.sty no error is generated
when mpost is run.

I don't understand what in xstyle.sty can be having an affect on

Can anyone provide any helpful information?

My preference is to use mps and not eps.
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