[tex-live] Bug#488707: ps4pdf.sty missing

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Tue Jul 1 22:08:01 CEST 2008

Dear TeX Live team,

Thomas Viehmann <viehmann at iam.uni-bonn.de> wrote:

> For some reason (I've not found it in the list of removed stuff)
> ps4pdf.sty is missingl, it used to be in this package in etch.

(that is TeXLive 2005)

> If it is not for license reasons, could you reinclude it?
> While the CTAN page says it's obsolete, it seems to be the only at least
> half-documented option to use ps stuff in pdflatex and is bound to be
> used in legacy documents.

It is not in TeXLive 2008 either. Can someone explain why it has been
removed? Given the large number of old style files from the nineties
that we include, it seems strange that one that used to be advertised
much in the first half of this decade has been dropped. And I couldn't
find information about a replacement at a short glance.

TIA, Frank

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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