[XeTeX] xetex, pstricks, dvipdfmx-unsafe.cfg

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Mar 16 14:31:46 CET 2021

> On Mar 15, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> FYI to all: we have changed dvipdfmx.cfg (in the pretest) so that
> Ghostscript is always invoked safely. The primary practical implication
> of this is that if you want to use xetex with pstricks,
> 1) be very sure that you trust all the input files, and
> 2) run
>     xelatex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -i dvipdfmx-unsafe.cfg -q -E" ....
> The new dvipdfmx-unsafe.cfg simply reinstates the unsafe invocation of
> gs (-dNOSAFER for those familiar with it).
> This change will be active (in the pretest) after tonight's update. Only
> the cfg files are changed, the (x)dvipdfmx binary was not affected.
> We hope this can be made more convenient in the future, while still
> saying safe. --good luck, karl.


Xelatex seems to compile the enclosed document, which uses transparency with pstricks, fine now (aside from some gs 9.53.3 warnings about opacity being dpericated).

But latex->dvipdmx fails. Is that expected?

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Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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