[texhax] A problem with dvips.

Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Wed Oct 12 04:44:28 CEST 2016


> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Tomas Rokicki <[2]rokicki at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> This is due to a licensing issue that recently came to light;
> psfig licenses are incompatible with the GPL, and so much
> of the other software is GPL.  It's really too bad.
> But yes, startTexFig is gone, and so is, to my knowledge,
> all of psfig.
> The only solution I have is to move away from psfig.
> I guess someone could reimplement *something* but
> no one has stepped up.
> -tom

I googled for psfig and found:


> psfig - A graphics inclusion package
> The psfig package enables users to include graphics in
> LaTeX documents, with a choice of dvips and oztex drivers:
> other output mechanisms are not supported.
> The psfig package is largely superseded, for various
> reasons, including its non-free licence. For new work, users
> are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX graphics bundle,
> specifically, either the graphicx or even epsfig
> package. In particular, epsfig, which is always to be
> found in modern distributions, implements a close
> analogue of the syntax of psfig.

That points to:


which is presumably a solution.


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
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