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

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at icloud.com
Fri Mar 19 08:58:45 CET 2021

> On 19 Mar 2021, at 08:39, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at icloud.com> wrote:
> - To be sure, I added -dSAFER to dvipdfmx.cfg. That doesn't change a thing,

Please ignore what I wrote. I had created a modified dvipdfmx.cfg in texmf-local/dvipdfmx, but forgot to run mktexlsr afterwards, so it wasn't used. Silly me!

Anyway, in between I applied this morning's run of tlmgr updates, which include your updated dvipdfmx.cfg. By the way, you didn't change the version number at the top,

%% $Id: dvipdfmx.cfg 38778 2015-11-05 00:08:29Z karl $

I don't know whether that's on purpose.

Now I get the same as you:

% xdvipdfmx TransparencyTest.xdv      

TransparencyTest.xdv -> TransparencyTest.pdf
[1Error: /invalidfileaccess in --run--
Operand stack:
   (/usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-dist/dvips/pstricks/pstricks.pro)   (r)
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   run   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   run   run   false   1   %stopped_push   1974   1   3   %oparray_pop   1973   1   3   %oparray_pop   1961   1   3   %oparray_pop   1817   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   run   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   1974   1   3   %oparray_pop   run
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:755/1123(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:75/200(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: Permission denied
Current file position is 69
GPL Ghostscript 9.53.3: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

xdvipdfmx:warning: Filtering file via command -->rungs -q -dALLOWPSTRANSPARENCY -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dEPSCrop -sPAPERSIZE=a0 -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.5 -dAutoFilterGrayImages=false -dGrayImageFilter=/FlateEncode -dAutoFilterColorImages=false -dColorImageFilter=/FlateEncode -dAutoRotatePages=/None -sOutputFile='/var/folders/1r/dhdtft1s4qgfjwbcpkfhqf5c0000gn/T/dvipdfmx.bo4MzD' '/var/folders/1r/dhdtft1s4qgfjwbcpkfhqf5c0000gn/T/dvipdfmx.FXyduh' -c quit<-- failed.
xdvipdfmx:warning: Image format conversion for PSTricks failed.
xdvipdfmx:warning: Interpreting special command pst: (ps:) failed.
xdvipdfmx:warning: >> at page="1" position="(233.752, 569.147)" (in PDF)
xdvipdfmx:warning: >> xxx "pst:  tx at Dict begin STP newpath 0.8 SLW 1 0 0  setrgbcolor   28"
6500 bytes written

Something seems broken on the gs end, since they really say SAFER is set by default, for example at


This default seems to date back to



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