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a2ps 4.15.6 released [stable]

Item posted by Reuben Thomas <rrt> on Wed 13 Mar 2024 06:24:17 PM UTC.

I am delighted to announce version 4.15.6 of GNU a2ps, the Anything to
PostScript converter.

This release fixes a couple of bugs, in particular with printing (the -P
flag). See below 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:

e20e8009d8812c8d960884b79aab95f235c725c0  a2ps-4.15.6.tar.gz
h/+dgByxGWkYHVuM+LZeZeWyS7DHahuCXoCY8pBvvfQ  a2ps-4.15.6.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-4.15.6.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-4.15.6.tar.gz.sig

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.71
  Automake 1.16.5
  Gnulib v0.1-7186-g5aa8eafc0e


* Noteworthy changes in release 4.15.6 (2024-03-13) [stable]
 * Bug fixes:
   - Fix a2ps-lpr-wrapper to work with no arguments, as a2ps requires.
   - Minor fixes & improvements to for image types and PDF.
 * Build system:
   - Minor fixes and improvements.

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