Dvips fails in texlive 2022, texlive 2023 and MacTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs2 at mac.com
Thu Jul 20 23:23:42 CEST 2023

> On Jul 20, 2023, at 3:02 PM, Florian Colbatzky <colbatzkyfa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear texlive list members,
> Just per chance (texlive system check with Kile in one Linux distribution) I have realised that drips does not work anymore, but crashes. I have then checked it in two other Linux distributions and in MacTeX with the same result. I have used different tex (transforming them via LaTeX) and dvi files. Dvipdf works well. The system check of Kile does not complain about other failures .
> On the Internet, I have not found any information for this problem.
> Thus, I have decided to make you aware of it. Maybe you even know the reason.
> With kind regards,
> Florian Colbatzky
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Hmmm... I just compiled a simple file via latex->dvips->ps2pdf with no problems. This is with a fully updated TeX Live 2023 originally installed with the MacTeX installer.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs2 at mac.com

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