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a2ps 4.15.4 released [stable]

Item posted by Reuben Thomas <rrt> on Thu 13 Apr 2023 02:21:52 PM UTC.

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

See for more information.

This release is a minor bug-fix release. Most importantly, it now works
correctly with libpaper version 1 (although version 2 is recommended!).

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

c612f64ca4cc319fb0d5e7f734283c6e0dcfbb4d  a2ps-4.15.4.tar.gz
SgY/hLqJ2GvhSmcEyjX9EwCDtXLxN2tDmht5tnsgbdc  a2ps-4.15.4.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-4.15.4.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-4.15.4.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 4.15.4 (2023-04-13) [stable]
 * Bug fixes:
   - Fix to read configured paper size correctly with libpaper 1.x.
 * Documentation:
   - Various minor documentation improvements.
 * Build system:
   - Fix tests when building with libpaper 1.x.
   - Require gperf for bootstrapping, and use it correctly in build system.
   - Require a new-enough version of texinfo.

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