PSTRICKS: help wanted (SOLVED)

Christophe Broult broult at
Thu Jun 26 12:10:44 CEST 1997

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>   >>>>> "Christophe.Broult" == Christophe Broult <broult at> writes:
>       Christophe.Broult> I've just tried an example from The LaTeX graphics companion with the
>       Christophe.Broult> latest version of the graphics and PSTricks packages and it doesn't
>       Christophe.Broult> produce the expected result. 
>     Your file run correctly for me, of course using different versions of
>   software components (for instance dvips 5.72 and gs 4.03). If you
>   have yet an older release of gs than the 5.01 very recent one,
>   verify also the result with it.

The problem was due to an improper installation of the pstricks
package. I had installed the new version in a new directory and
despite the fact that I had added this new directory in the
environment variable DVIPSHEADERS, dvips was still reading the old
version. The error was due to the fact that I had inadvertently
inserted a leading colon in that variable which caused the default
search path to be inserted at that point ie


is equivalent to


(A feature mentioned in the kpathsearth library documentation).

After removing that leading colon, everything was correct using
dvipsk 5.55a and Aladdin Ghostscript 5.01.

>     P.S. As there are differences between your file and the LGC example,
>   I believe that you type it yourself. Don't forget that all
>   examples of LGC are 
>   freely available on CTAN (in CTAN/info/lgc) with the number
>   indicated in the margin (so yours is 4-6-32.ltx file).

Thank you for reminding me this. It was so easy to download all the
examples and now it's much faster to try things out.


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