Introduction to dvisvgm

The dvisvgm package converts DVI, EPS and PDF files to SVG format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

dvisvgm Dependencies


Brotli-1.1.0, ghostscript-10.02.1, Potrace-1.16, and texlive-20230313



asciidoc-10.2.0 with xmlto-0.0.28 and libxslt-1.1.39 (see command explanations), dblatex (with the above) and xxHash (the current version is included in the tarball)

Installation of dvisvgm

The test suite assumes that a modern version of Python has been installed as plain python. Changing this to use python3 requires a sed to one Makefile.in file.

Install dvisvgm by running the following commands:

sed -i 's/python/&3/' tests/Makefile.in         &&
./configure                                     \
    --bindir=$TEXLIVE_PREFIX/bin/${TEXARCH}     \
    --mandir=$TEXLIVE_PREFIX/texmf-dist/doc/man \
    --with-kpathsea=$TEXLIVE_PREFIX             &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-kpathsea=$TEXLIVE_PREFIX: This allows the build system to find the headers for kpathsea


Installed Programs: dvisvgm
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


converts DVI, EPS and PDF files to the SVG format