ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange
ante at Update.UU.SE
Fri Apr 8 07:55:23 PDT 2005
On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Andreas Davour <ante at Update.UU.SE> writes:
>> After using these tools, installing the epsmegre port (and some
>> others) and then removing the latter again, the former have stopped
>> bash-2.05b$ ps2pdf elcFront.ps
>> Unknown device: pdfwrite
>> bash-2.05b$ ps2epsi elcFront.ps
>> Unknown device: bit
>> How come those devices they ask for have dissapeared, or why have they
>> suddenly developed a need for them?
>> Oddly enough, ps2epsi seems to produce the correct output, regardless
>> of the error - ps2pdf not so.
>> I have reinstalled ghostscript-gnu, but it didn't solve the problem.
>> Are there some port around that messed with them in a way that didn't
>> showed up untill I pkg_delete'd those ports?
> Possibly. That would be a bug in whichever port did that, and would
> be worth fixing, but we'd have to identify the bug first.
> I think the file in question would be:
> $ locate pdfwrite
> so check to see if you have it.
OK, so it is a file. I wasn't sure, and didn't think about "locate" it!
bash-2.05b$ locate pdfwrite
Apparantly it's there. Now why it's used I have no idea. Of course, I
now have no idea which ports I have installed, deleted and reinstalled
again )or in what order).
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
More information about the freebsd-questions