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bug #54560: Unable to send large figures to the default printer

Submitter:  Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Submitted:  Thu 23 Aug 2018 02:22:24 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  Plotting with OpenGL Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sat 02 Mar 2019 09:30:48 PM UTC, comment #3: 

@Pantxo: I think you're right that we should change this to use an intermediate file.  The capacity of system pipes is going to vary between individual systems and cannot be relied upon.  Everyone, however, will have a filesystem that works.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 29 Aug 2018 12:54:27 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I don't have this problem with the example provided:


demo material 1
print -dpsc


However, I can trigger it with


demo light 9
print -dpsc


This seems like a fairly easy fix to go through a temporary file.


Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Thu 23 Aug 2018 02:44:55 PM UTC, comment #1: 

There is a similar error here (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/31116490/error-12-closing-pdfwrite-device) and I guess the problem is the capacity of the pipe we use to send the output of ghostscript to lpr.

What about using an intermediate file and the "-r" switch for lpr?

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
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Thu 23 Aug 2018 02:22:24 PM UTC, original submission:  

The simple command bellow for printing the current figure to the default printer fails on linux:


demo material 1
print -dpsc


I get the error bellow:


/usr/bin/lpr: Error - unable to queue from stdin - Connexion ré-initialisée par le correspondant.
GPL Ghostscript 9.20: ERROR: ioerror (-12) on closing ps2write device.


I changed _opengl_print_.m so that it prints the commands onscreen and here is what I observe


/usr/bin/gs -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAFER -dAutoRotatePages=/None -sDEVICE=ps2write -dLanguageLevel=2 -dEmbedAllFonts=true -dEPSCrop -sPAPERSIZE=letter -dFIXEDMEDIA -sOutputFile="-" /tmp/oct-x4iz82.ps - | /usr/bin/lpr -l ; rm /tmp/oct-x4iz82.ps


While when printing to a ps file here is the command:


/usr/bin/gs -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAFER -dAutoRotatePages=/None -sDEVICE=ps2write -dLanguageLevel=2 -dEmbedAllFonts=true -dEPSCrop -sPAPERSIZE=letter -dFIXEDMEDIA -sOutputFile="/tmp/toto.ps" /tmp/oct-O5mLnt.ps - ; rm /tmp/oct-O5mLnt.ps


The main difference, except the use of lpr, is that ghostscript writes to stdout instead of a file.

This is not a problem for small figures (e.g plot (1:10)) and the workaround is to print to ps first and then use lpr manually:


demo material 1
print -dpsc /tmp/toto.ps
system ("lpr -lr /tmp/toto.ps")



Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
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