FreeBSD Port: ghostscript-gnu-7.07
lahaye at snu.ac.kr
Sun Jul 13 20:40:08 PDT 2003
Stacey Roberts wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-07-13 at 04:22, Rob Lahaye wrote:
>>Stacey Roberts wrote:
>>>I was getting this failure last night as well, but has just this minute
>>>worked for me as part of portupgrading Gnome-2.
>>>Have a go.
>>Nope, still same problems occur.
> Shame, try manually pulling down the file from the suggested ftp site
> into /usr/ports/distfiles, then retry.
That worked, but only by also the modifying the MD5 sum of "Samsung-SmartGDI-all-GS.tar.gz"
in distfiles. This is not a clean port upgrade. Please fix.
By the way: I suppose this upgrade does not address the printer problem as arose
from a discussion between me and Glenn Johnson:
Subject: CUPS and HP LaserJet 4V printer: variable width font becomes fixed width
> Glenn Johnson <gjohnson at srrc.ars.usda.gov> wrote:
>>> > On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 05:59:10PM +0900, Rob Lahaye wrote:
>>>> Since I have upgraded to FreeBSD 4.8 (with cups-1.1.18), printing
>>>> has a problem with variable width fonts. Variable width fonts are
>>>> printed out as fixed width fonts; so text looks ugly and runs over
>>>> the lines.
>>> Are you using an "up-to-date" version of ghostscript? If so, that
>>> is the problem. The last version of ghostscript that does not
>>> exhibit this problem is ghostscript-gnu-7.05_5. I am not sure
>>> about the version number of ghostscript-afpl but recent versions
>>> exhibit this problem.
>> Yes I was up-to-date with ghostscript and that indeed was the problem.
>> I forced the deinstall of my ghostscript-gnu-7.07, and installed
>> instead from the packages, version 7.05_4.
>> And my printing problem has gone now! Thanks.
>> Is the origin of the problem located? Will it be fixed in the next
>> release of ghostscript-gnu? Has this problem been reported to the
>> ghostscript-gnu developer community?
> I am not sure but I believe the problem is specific to the FreeBSD
> ports. I hope to have some time this weekend to dig into it a bit.
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