[pstricks] 'xelatex pstricks_test.tex' fails.

Juergen Rose rose at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Tue Oct 22 17:50:46 CEST 2013

I have two files pstricks_test.tex and xelatex_test.tex. Both are
identically. 'xelatex xelatex_test.tex' works like a charm, 'xelatex
pstricks_test.tex' fails.

rose at leopard:/home_leopard/rose/Txt/projects/ClosePackingOfSpheres/Report(228)$  cat pstricks_test.tex




hello world


rose at leopard:/home_leopard/rose/Txt/projects/ClosePackingOfSpheres/Report(229)$ diff xelatex_test.tex pstricks_test.tex
rose at leopard:/home_leopard/rose/Txt/projects/ClosePackingOfSpheres/Report(230)$ xelatex xelatex_test.tex >/dev/null; echo $?

rose at leopard:/home_leopard/rose/Txt/projects/ClosePackingOfSpheres/Report(231)$ xelatex pstricks_test.tex
This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <3.9f> and hyphenation patterns for 16 languages loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
`pst-grad' v1.06, 2006/11/27 (tvz,dg,hv))) (./pstricks_test.aux

! Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language english yet.

See the babel package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
l.3 \select at language{english}
! Emergency stop.
l.3 \select at language{english}
No pages of output.
Transcript written on pstricks_test.log.

I found at http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi/ , that it is not good to
use pstricks.tex as a filename. But nothing is written about

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