[tex-live] PStricks is broken with XeTeX with latest TeXLive update

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 17:31:29 CEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Do, 28 Apr 2011, Herbert Voss wrote:
>> that's not the point. Changing something in configuration files
>> without pointing users to such changes by mention it in the texlive
>> list or somewhere else is not really user friendly ...

It is mentioned in the list now.   TL can't predict side effects on
every platform, so it really is up to users to find and report

> Maybe it was not TL that changed something, but the user updated
> its distribution and got a new version of ghostscript that changed
> the behaviour. At least on Debian/Ubuntu I think that is the case.

I have Ubuntu 10.04 (with current updates).   ps2pdf is set via
"alternative" to ps2pdf14, which in turn calls ps2pdfwr.  There is a
line OPTIONS="-dSAFER" in /usr/bin/ps2pdfwr, but
the test file works here, so there is something else going on with Ubuntu 10.10
(a bug in earlier versions that negated the "-dSAFER"?).

The PStricks page says to edit
".../texlive/2010/texmf/dvipdfmx/dvipdfmx.cfg".  It might be better to
suggest creating a "$HOME/.texlive2010/dvipdfmx/dvipdfmx.cfg" with the

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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