poscript display problems

Chuck Robey chuckr at telenix.org
Wed Jul 9 16:41:31 UTC 2008


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Tim Kellers wrote:
> I was in a rush last night when I sent that e-mail.  I wanted to add
> that the file, when ftp'd to my MacBook (10.5.4), open just fine Preview
> and all the pages were readable.

OK, I appreciate that, it seems to work on Linux ghostscript also, just fails on
FreeBSD's ghostscript, so I'll be checking out it's font handling today, I'm
willing to bet that's the problem.

To the others (I'm still getting more test offers!) I have all the testing I
could possibly need now, I only need to troubleshoot this now, there's something
screwy about gs's font handling.

> 
> Tim
> 
> 
> Chuck Robey wrote:
> Tim Kellers wrote:
>   
>>>> 55 completely blank pages
>>>>     
> 
> well, thanks very much, Tim.  You and Phil Ost tested, and I found out that our
> FreeBSD-ports installed gs seems to have some sickness, when being asked to
> display PS files that don't have embedded fonts ... because that's what this is.
>  I'll be investigating it further.  I  have already verified that at least some
> of the Linux-derived gs ports display this fine, so it's a ports problem of some
> kind, because of the testing, and I know my gs and gs fonts are installed the
> way they should be.
> 
>   
>>>> Chuck Robey wrote:
>>>>     
>>>>> Tim Kellers wrote:
>>>>>   
>>>>>       
>>>>>> Send me one, I have gv installed (FreeBSD 7.0-Stable Xorg 7.3_1).
>>>>>>     
>>>>>>         
>>>>> Great, it's attached, I really appreciate this.
>>>>>
>>>>>   
>>>>>       
>>>>>> Chuck Robey wrote:
>>>>>> I'm seeing some odd display problems, and I need to get somebody else
>>>>>> to verify
>>>>>> for me if it's a pan-FreeBSD problem, or if perhaps I have some oddity
>>>>>> with my
>>>>>> ghostcript installation.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My problem is, on doc files from the Xorg project, *.PS.gz files (and
>>>>>> not all of
>>>>>> these, only the ones deriving directly from Framework .mif files) gv
>>>>>> displays
>>>>>> blank pages, and ps2pdf is converting to blank pages on pdfs.  If you
>>>>>> have a
>>>>>> moment to do it, and would write me, I'd mail you one of these files,
>>>>>> and see if
>>>>>> you can view them yourself.  If you can, I need to look harder.  If
>>>>>> you can't,
>>>>>> then maybe we all need to (because one of the Xorg folks just told me
>>>>>> they can
>>>>>> read them fine using gv).  I need some independent verification.
>>>>>>     
>>>>>>         
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