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

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Tue Sep 12 15:47:21 CEST 2017

Kilu von Prince schrieb:

> 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

It has nothing to o with PSTricks and your example already draws
only the labels. For a line you need one more command.


> 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.
> Best,
> Kilu
> 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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