[pstricks] problem with 'animate'-package

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at fzd.de
Mon Aug 13 14:43:03 CEST 2007

Olaf Möller wrote:

> Hi all users,
> i found the package "animate" here under PSTricks.
> Trying a little project - animating the function a*x^2 - i can't see
> the
> widget but the buttons below  with the acrobat reader. I am working
> under suse-linux 10.2; the acrobat-reader 7.08.. is installed.
> i called the routine automatically by kile: latex -> dvi -> dvips
> (without -pPDF) -> ps2pdf to get the pdf-file.
> No errors were shown.

You are probably using ESP-Ghostscript (obsolete since
GPL-Ghostscript-8.60, see http://www.cups.org/espgs/articles.php?L484).

ESP-GS has a bug that leads to invalid PDFs (in case of
`animate'-generated animations). CUPS, a widespread printing daemon, used
to depend on ESP-GS. Now, CUPS users may savely update to GPL-GS-8.60,
which will produce working PDF animations.


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