[tex-live] Still issues with Ghostscript 9.25

Uwe Siart usenet at siart.de
Sat Sep 15 17:51:32 CEST 2018

"Nelson H. F. Beebe" <beebe at math.utah.edu> writes:

> After confirming the behavior reported on Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:28:30
> +0200 by Uwe Siart <usenet at siart.de>, I posted a short note to the
> gs-devel list, and got an explanation, and a fix.  Here is what
> ghostscript developer Ken Sharp <ken.sharp at artifex.com> wrote today:
>>> [...]
>>> In a closed workflow such as described above, the simple answer is to not
>>> set -dSAFER, for the existing shell scripts additionally setting -dNOSAFER
>>> on the command line for the script should, I believe, disable it.
>>> [...]

Many thanks for figuring this out. Now I understand that it's not a bug
but an intended change in the behaviour of ghostscript. I can confirm
that "ps2pdf -dNOSAFER" brings transparency back and I will change my
workflow accordingly.


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