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a2ps 4.14.95 released [alpha]

Item posted by Reuben Thomas <rrt> on Mon 20 Feb 2023 09:03:10 PM UTC.

This alpha release benefits from feedback from the platform-testers list
(mostly Bruno Haible, thanks Bruno!) The work is all on the build system.
If you have not tried a previous alpha release for functionality, now is the

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

3169e01029bb2eec80feb488bafdd417fb35c7d5  a2ps-4.14.95.tar.gz
pP7eBLeaAn/4x48sq8548vTAkj0rpMi2yToQuCRRgvg  a2ps-4.14.95.tar.gz

The SHA256 checksum is base64 encoded, instead of the
hexadecimal encoding that most checksum tools default to.

Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify a2ps-4.14.95.tar.gz.sig

The signature should match the fingerprint of the following key:

  pub   rsa2048 2013-12-11 [SC]
        2409 3F01 6FFE 8602 EF44  9BB8 4C8E F3DA 3FD3 7230
  uid   Reuben Thomas <>
  uid <>

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
or that public key has expired, try the following commands to retrieve
or refresh it, and then rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

  gpg --locate-external-key

  gpg --recv-keys 4C8EF3DA3FD37230

  wget -q -O- '' | gpg --import -

As a last resort to find the key, you can try the official GNU

  wget -q
  gpg --keyring gnu-keyring.gpg --verify a2ps-4.14.95.tar.gz.sig

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.71
  Automake 1.16.5
  Gnulib v0.1-5836-geecd8afd69


* Noteworthy changes in release 4.14.95 (2023-02-20) [alpha]
 * Build
  - Build man pages in a simpler and more robust way, using x-to-1 from
  - Don't install useless liba2ps.h.
  - Other minor build system improvements, including updating to more recent
    autoconf and gettext.
  - Don't require help2man or gperf to build from source.
  - Document runtime dependencies.
  - Minor code quality improvements.


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