[tex-live] Trouble with pstricks and related packages under XeTeX, OS X 10

Kilu von Prince watasenia at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 15:12:58 CEST 2017

Thank you Lars,
I know that xyling calls dvips, but you can delete that option and
compile with xelatex, and this used to work for me, but no longer
does. However, I just discovered that the problem doesn't appear to be
specific to the new TeX Live distribution. In playing around, I found
that the same xyling/ pstricks code with the same compiler sometimes
does display lines and sometimes doesn't, depending on what other
packages I've loaded. Very strange. I have a visceral dislike for Tikz
code and just found a setting that displays pstricks trees, so I'll
stick with that for the time being.


On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Lars Madsen <daleif at math.au.dk> wrote:
> if you look directly at xyling.sty you'll see that it loads xy via
> \RequirePackage[color,all,dvips]{xy}
> aka it explictly requires dvips, which is not used by xelatex.
> Interestingly it does not compile with latex+dvips either.
> BTW: have you considered using a Tikz based approach instead?
> /Lars Madsen
> Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
> Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
> Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math
> ________________________________________
> From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Kilu von Prince <watasenia at gmail.com>
> Sent: 12 September 2017 09:40
> To: tex-live at tug.org
> Subject: [tex-live] Trouble with pstricks and related packages under XeTeX,     OS X 10
> I only recently installed the 2017 distribution of TeX Live and now
> node connections in pstricks and related packages are no longer
> displayed. I compile with XeLaTeX, under OS X 10. I'm attaching a
> sample file with a xyling tree and the corresponding pdf.
> Best,
> Kilu

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