bugGNU gv - Bugs: bug #12155, landscape pdf cropping bug


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bug #12155: landscape pdf cropping bug

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sat 26 Feb 2005 11:19:14 PM UTC
Category:  PDF rendering Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.6.3

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Thu 22 May 2008 07:33:41 AM UTC, comment #7: 

Beginning with GNU ghostscript 8.62.0, the bug in ghostscript has been fixed. Therefore the parameter "-g2x2" is not needed any more (but does usually no bad).

However, with GPL Ghostscript, that parameter is still needed and therefore I will leave it enabled by default.

Markus Steinborn <msteinbo>
Group administrator
Fri 14 Mar 2008 07:59:37 AM UTC, comment #6: 

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Mon 25 Jun 2007 08:47:11 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Patch applied and tested.

Jose E. Marchesi <jemarch>
Mon 04 Dec 2006 07:38:04 PM UTC, comment #4: 

The gv-gs-hidden-param.patch indeed works, but it first requires this patch to be reversed (which in addition to breaking the -dFIXEDMEDIA patch, seems to cause saved parameters in the .gv file, like GV.watchFile, to be ignored):


Thu 13 Apr 2006 07:41:43 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Thanks for the bug report. I am not an official maintainer, but gv is my by far most used postscript previewer - in fact, the same bug can be triggered with usual postscript files, too.

I have benn testing the attached fix since 1/4 year with best results, so it's time to release it :-)

"-dFIXEDMEDIA" instead of "-g2x2" seems to be much more compatible.

Please note that this patch changes the default parameters of the ghostscript invokation in the "State - Ghostscript options - Arguments" dialog, so consider clicking on "System defaults" in that window. If the user may edit the parameter, he can easyly change it for hard files.

As usual, my contact info is in the patch file as comment.

Wed 12 Apr 2006 12:25:23 AM UTC, comment #2: 

This patch causes gv to show a completely blank page from some postscript documents, see: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=121849

Thu 31 Mar 2005 06:53:46 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I just applied John's patch (thanks John!).

So i close this bug.

Jose E. Marchesi <jemarch>
Sat 26 Feb 2005 11:19:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

Both gv-3.5.8 and gv-3.6.1 have a well-known cropping bug.

For example, see

  • the posting by Craig Lawson on 2002-03-15 23:07

at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=58840.

Neither posted test cases for this particular bug, but here is an example:


A patch to workaround this bug is attached.

-- John Bowman
University of Alberta



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Attached Files
file #9779:  gv-gs-hidden-param.patch added by None (2KiB - text/x-patch - This patch should the gv-3.6.1-landscape.patch)
file #2619:  gv-3.6.1-landscape.patch added by None (464B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-05-22 msteinbo Assigned tojemarch None
    2007-06-25 jemarch StatusIn Progress Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2007-06-25 jemarch ReleaseNone 3.6.3
    2006-10-16 jemarch StatusFixed In Progress
        Open/ClosedClosed Open
    2006-04-13 None Attached File- Added gv-gs-hidden-param.patch, #9779
    2005-03-31 jemarch StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone jemarch
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2005-02-26 None Attached File- Added gv-3.6.1-landscape.patch, #2241

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