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

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Tue Jul 1 22:18:22 CEST 2008

Frank Küster schrieb:
> 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.

it is superseeded by pst-pdf and hence moved into the obsolete part


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