[tex-live] Fwd: TeXlive 2015 dvips patch

Tom Rokicki rokicki at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 17:43:12 CEST 2015

I just got this report of an issue in dvips with TeXLive 2015.

Has there been any changes here in TeXLive 2015?

Thanks for any help.


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From: Heinen, Josef <j.heinen at fz-juelich.de>
Date: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM
Subject: TeXlive 2015 dvips patch
To: "rokicki at gmail.com" <rokicki at gmail.com>
Cc: "Jones, Robert O." <r.jones at fz-juelich.de>

Dear Tom,

after installing TeXlive 2015 some of our users complained about a
problem with dvips. The resulting PostScript files could not be
rendered due to a missing macro (startTexFig).

I created a patch file which adds the definition (from TeXlive 2014)
to the corresponding prologue in texmf-dist/dvips/base/special.pro
(see attachment). I did not find a CI system to make a pull request -
so I’m sending the patch file to you as the maintainer of the original
Dvips program.

If the patch is ok for you, it would be nice if it could be merged
into the next dvips package update.

Thanks in advance.


Josef Heinen
Peter Grünberg Institut / Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Technical Services and Administration
Head Scientific IT Systems

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich

Phone.: +49 2461 61-3912
Fax: +49 2461 61-2542
Mobile: +49 170 3838975
E-mail: j.heinen at fz-juelich.de

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