[OS X TeX] figures in plain TeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jul 13 23:48:04 CEST 2016

> On Jul 13, 2016, at 4:28 PM, juan tolosa <juantolo at me.com> wrote:
> I am baffled. Since I joined the Mac OS TeX community, I was given a method for processing pictures in plain TeX, which has been working seamlessly—until today. 
> I had transitioned from TeXtures, which used the \special{…} command for inserting pictures, to a more transparent, and more universally accepted method.
> In particular, I used
> \input miniltx.tex
> and next, something like
> \RequirePackage{graphicx} 
> and then I inserted pictures using, for example
> \includegraphics[height=60mm]{RubiKo}
> Today, to my surprise, I found the method is not working anymore.
> As soon as the \input miniltx.tex is typeset, I get an error. The console displays:
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016) (preloaded format=pdftex)
>  \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> (./PicturesInPlainTex.tex
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/plain/graphics-pln/miniltx.tex)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/graphicx.sty
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/keyval.sty)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/graphics.sty
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/trig.sty)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-cfg/graphics.cfg)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-def/pdftex.def
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/generic/oberdiek/infwarerr.sty)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/generic/oberdiek/ltxcmds.sty)
> /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-def/pdftex.def:1569: Unde
> fined control sequence.
> l.1569      \@ifpackageloaded
>                              {pst-pdf}%          hv 20160630
> ? 
> Process aborted
> Does anyone have an advice?
> Thanks,
>                 Juan


I can confirm the problem. I'd guess that some other changes involved with the recent graphicx package has caused this and miniltx wasn't updated. Please get in contact with David Carlisle at david at dcarlisle.demon.co.uk with your example.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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