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bug #20270: Landscape postscript files are sometimes cropped in GV

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 26 Jun 2007 06:31:10 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sun 04 May 2008 09:09:06 PM UTC, comment #10:

Fixed in GNU gs version 8.62.0, thanks for the report !

Didier LINK <Arabidopsis>
Project Administrator
Sat 15 Sep 2007 01:57:35 PM UTC, comment #9:

You've saved a lot of time for me. I was about to check the problem on a newly installed system. Thanks.

As I mentoned before, I have improved the workaround in gv and therefore collected test files that have failed either without workaround-options or wioth "-g2x2" as workaround. If you are interested in these test cases, let me know.

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Fri 14 Sep 2007 07:57:52 PM UTC, comment #8:

Ok, I can confirm the bug, thanks for all these informations, I will investigate further.

Didier LINK <Arabidopsis>
Project Administrator
Fri 14 Sep 2007 06:20:15 PM UTC, comment #7:

Hopefully the log file is not still too big after compressing with bzip2.

(file #13949)

Fri 14 Sep 2007 06:18:39 PM UTC, comment #6:

Thanks for the fast reply: "--disbale-cups" did the job.

Atatched a screenshot what I see at home. I have resized the paper to A3 in ghostscript.

If I reanble "-dFIXEDMEDIA" in the options dialog, then I see the full picture without any parts missing. gv 3.6.2 used "-g2x2" instead of "-dFIXEDMEDIA". This is as expected, as options for working around this bug have been added in release IIRR 3.6.2 and and I have improved them in release 3.6.3. But that is not the point. The point is that these options are a workaround.

The tests from the linked gv bugreport (inkluding these which are in only in bugzilla's linked in the gv bug report) work fine with patched ghostscript and "-dFIXEDMEDIA" disabled - at lesast for me.

Repearting the test with the patch from the bug report, all is well.

As it does not help reporting "Works for me" and "Doesn't work for me", I have logged all output from my build script and attached it to this bug report in the hope it might be usefull.

M. Steinborn

(file #13948)

Fri 14 Sep 2007 12:15:22 PM UTC, comment #5:


For use gs without cups you need to pass the option "-disable-cups" at configure time. The installation failed in your case because they need to put the filter on a common location with cupsd and don't override it with "-prefix", maybe it's an error but I will investigate this issue.

And I repeat : with gv-3.6.3 and gs 8.60.0 your test case looks good, the bottom is present !

Good luck in your tests, keep contact for this issue :)



Didier LINK <Arabidopsis>
Project Administrator
Fri 14 Sep 2007 11:41:23 AM UTC, comment #4:

I forgot an important remark:

If you repeat the test I did at university, you woill have to substitute "gnuGV" with "GV" in the here-document. At university I had to patch gnu-gv to use "gnuGV" ressource instead of "GV" because an old version 3.5.8 is installed here which uses ressources being incompatible with gv 3.6.3.

Fri 14 Sep 2007 11:37:11 AM UTC, comment #3:

Looking at the past ghostscript updates for fedora core, i think I would have to wait forever for an update for my distribution, so I used to build gnu ghostscript with e.g. "--prefix=/usr/local/gs8.60" at home 'nd telling gv to use the version I would like to use/test. As my test at university shows that gnu ghostscript 8.60.0 wants to replace files in /usr/lib even when giving the prefix, I think I cannot continue doing so.

How can I install the new version in parallel to the version 8.15.x from fedora?

Greetings M. Steinborn

BTW: I do not expect the missing cups files to have any effect on the result of the test, so the quick test at university shoudl have shown the right result.

Fri 14 Sep 2007 11:25:53 AM UTC, comment #2:

I did a quick test at university - I'll do a deeper test at home soon. Here are the results:

I used this script to build gnu gs and install it.

--- cut here ---
#! /bin/bash

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ghostscript/gnu-ghostscript-8.60.0.tar.bz2
tar -xf gnu-ghostscript-8.60.0.tar.bz2
cd gnu-ghostscript-8.60.0
./configure --prefix=/tmp/msteinbo/gs-8.60.0
make install
# does fail with
### ./src/instcopy -c -m 755 cups/pstoraster `cups-config --serverbin`/filter
### cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/cups/filter/#inst.9816#':
### Permission denied

cd ..
ln -s ln -s /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts /tmp/msteinbo/gs-8.60.0/share/ghostscript/fonts

cat <<EOT
gnuGV.gsInterpreter: /tmp/msteinbo/gs-8.60.0/bin/gs
gnuGV.gsCmdConvPDF: /tmp/msteinbo/gs-8.60.0/bin/gs -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pswrite -sOutputFile=%s -f %s -c save pop quit
gnuGV.gsCmdScanPDF: /tmp/msteinbo/gs-8.60.0/bin/gs -dNODISPLAY -dQUIET -sPDFname=%s -sDSCname=%s pdf2dsc.ps -c quit
EOT > $HOME/.gv
--- cut here ----

With gnu gv 3.6.3 and the config written by the script above (it disables the work-around for the ghostscript bug in gv) the error still shows.


M. Steinborn

Wed 12 Sep 2007 01:57:38 PM UTC, comment #1:

Sorry for the late answer,

I tested the file attached to the bug at ghostscript.com and it works at expected with the current devel version of GNU gs. The release is for today. Please test with the new version when available for your distribution.

Thanks for the report and the testcase !


Didier LINK <Arabidopsis>
Project Administrator
Tue 26 Jun 2007 06:31:10 PM UTC, original submission:

In GV, we currently try to workaround of the following bug by adding "-dFIXEDMEDIA" to the invocation of ghostscript (cf. GV-bug #12155). While searching in the GPL Ghostscript Bugzilla, I found that the following bugreport contains a real fix for the problem, but for an unknown reason it is not included in GPL Ghostscript.


But anyway, I can be included in GNU Ghostscript?!


M. Steinborn



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