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a2ps 4.15.3 released [stable]

Item posted by Reuben Thomas <rrt> on Sun 26 Mar 2023 08:39:58 PM UTC.

GNU a2ps is an Any to PostScript filter.  Of course it processes plain
text files, but also pretty prints quite a few popular languages.

For more information, see

This release is a minor bug-fix release; no pressing need to update unless
you’re affected by a bug it fixes (see the end of this message for details).

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

b2ae4016b789a198c50a2f1dc0fefc11bda18ebe  a2ps-4.15.3.tar.gz
0A6B4OtNy/LUlj2J4d8rtm9x5m1ztBUsQ8+YOOaq98c  a2ps-4.15.3.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-4.15.3.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-4.15.3.tar.gz.sig

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.71
  Automake 1.16.5
  Gnulib v0.1-5892-g83006fa8c9


* Noteworthy changes in release 4.15.3 (2023-03-26) [stable]
 * Bug fixes:
   - Fix fixps to use GhostScript’s ps2write device instead of defunct
 * Build:
   - Fix a problem building PDF version of manual.

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