ports/164298: [PATCH] Make print/foomatic-filters not eat PS files
Bruce A. Mah
bmah at kitchenlab.org
Wed Jan 18 22:10:10 UTC 2012
>Synopsis: [PATCH] Make print/foomatic-filters not eat PS files
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jan 18 22:10:10 UTC 2012
>Originator: Bruce A. Mah
>Release: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 amd64
System: FreeBSD sakai.int.kitchenlab.org 8.2-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD
8.2-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep 27 18:45:57 UTC 2011
root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
print/foomatic-filters has a bug in which it has difficulty
recognizing and/or working with PostScript files passed to it.
In particular, foomatic-filters seems to eat PostScript files,
producing no output whatsoever at the printer.
(I see this problem on print/foomatic-filters 4.0.7 on FreeBSD
The problem basically is that the file descriptors for the inputs get
out of sync with the C library streams.
The problem is described in (slightly) more detail here:
Try printing a PostScript file through foomatic-filters.
One comment in the discussion thread mentions two patch files from
NetBSD. I downloaded those two patches to my FreeBSD system, rebuilt
the port, and this solved the problem for me.
Is it possible to add these two patches to the FreeBSD
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