# PSTricks: Newly introduced error in package

Consider the following MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pstricks}
\begin{document}
A
\end{document}

It produces the error

Runaway argument?
] {pgffor.code.tex}
! Paragraph ended before \ProvidesPackageRCS@i was complete.
\par
l.11

How do I fix this?

• The only way currently imho is to go back to an older pgf version until pstricks is fixed (I wrote the author already) – Ulrike Fischer Jan 7 at 17:42
• @UlrikeFischer Hi Ulrike. Thanks for the answer. Do you know where I can find an older version of PGF? :-) – Svend Tveskæg Jan 7 at 17:43
• You could try to replace in a local copy of pstricks.tex (you find it in tex/generic) \def\ProvidesPackageRCS{\@ifnextchar[\ProvidesPackageRCS@i{\ProvidesPackageRCS@i[] }}%$by \def\ProvidesPackageRCS#1{} – Ulrike Fischer Jan 7 at 17:52 • @UlrikeFischer That did the trick. Thank you very much! – Svend Tveskæg Jan 7 at 18:05 • @UlrikeFischer: To whom do you send a bug report? – Herbert Jan 7 at 18:58 ## 2 Answers Until pstricks has been adapted to the new pgf version you could try to replace in a local copy of pstricks.tex (you find it in tex/generic) \def\ProvidesPackageRCS{\@ifnextchar[\ProvidesPackageRCS@i{\ProvidesPackageRCS@i[] }}%$

by

\def\ProvidesPackageRCS#1{}

use pstricks.tex from http://archiv.dante.de/~herbert/texnik/tex/generic/pstricks/ or wait one or two days for the update. It has a slightly other solution.

• I didn't try to make a real solution - suppressing all message are naturally not right. – Ulrike Fischer Jan 7 at 19:04
• There is only a problem, if someone uses a development version of pstricks.tex and an old pgf. Later it will be the same as you already suggested. – Herbert Jan 7 at 19:10
• Sorry. Where is the horizontal 0 labels in my answer here? – God Must Be Crazy Jan 8 at 17:52