bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #60352, Print in eps format is not working


bug #60352: Print in eps format is not working

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 07 Apr 2021 09:44:53 AM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with OpenGL Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  6.2.0
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 07 Apr 2021 01:26:24 PM UTC, comment #3: 

@Pantxo: The OS tag might have been set incorrectly by the OP. But afaict, this is a report against Octave on Linux (not Windows).

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Wed 07 Apr 2021 12:41:08 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Ghostscript (actually "gs.exe", "gswin32c.exe", "gswin64c.exe", or "mgs.exe") is shipped with Octave installer (and zip archive), so it should be on your path together with all the utility programs, in the "bin" directory. Can you find it there? If so then, id the PATH is correctly setup in Octave 'system ("where gs.exe")' should find it.

If Octave cannot find it, then there were probably some installations steps that failed and that cause the PATH to be corrupted. Could you inspect the path returned by 'system ("echo %PATH%")'

Re-installing properly should probably fix this issue.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Wed 07 Apr 2021 09:55:41 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The error message is quite clear imho.

Do you have ghostscript installed? And is it available on your PATH?

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Wed 07 Apr 2021 09:44:53 AM UTC, original submission:  

The print -deps used to work perfectly in the previous octave version. When automatically updated to 6.2.0, I get the following error and I cannot print in eps anymore:

>> print -dps kk

error: _ghostscript_: 'gs' (Ghostscript) binary is required for specified output format, but binary is not available in PATH
error: called from
    _ghostscript_ at line 68 column 5
    _opengl_print_ at line 156 column 29
    print at line 757 column 16



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    2021-04-07 mmuetzel CategoryPerformance => Plotting with OpenGL
        Item GroupNone => Unexpected Error or Warning
        StatusNone => Need Info

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