Bug 57441 - most postscript files not displayed
Summary: most postscript files not displayed
Alias: None
Product: kghostview
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wilco Greven
: 57563 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-19 08:40 UTC by mrudolf
Modified: 2003-05-07 21:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In:

test.tex (122 bytes, text/x-tex)
2003-04-19 14:13 UTC, mrudolf
test.ps (7.03 KB, application/postscript)
2003-04-19 14:13 UTC, mrudolf
fixes kghostview problem(s) in 3.1.1a (688 bytes, patch)
2003-05-02 20:09 UTC, Rex Dieter

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Description mrudolf 2003-04-19 08:40:09 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 3.1.1)
Compiler:          gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Mandrake Linux 8.2 2.96-0.76mdk)
OS:          Linux (i686) release 2.4.18-8.1mdk

Most PostScript files (I tried many LaTeX-generated files) are not displayed correctly with new version of Kghostscript (from KDE 3.1.1a). When showing GS messages is active, KGhostview shows huge number of error messages from GS (they seem to have no end).
Both gs 6.53 and 7.20 don't work. Same file is displayed correctly in gv and in Kghostview from KDE 3.1.1.
Comment 1 Luís Pedro Coelho 2003-04-19 12:25:03 UTC
Can I see one of those files?  
Also, the gs messages might help if you can post them. 
Also, would you be able / wanting to test a source code patch? What happened 
was that the security update may have been too strict and stopped people from 
viewing files. In the meanwhile, the code has changed internally. Would you be 
able to test that? 
luis pedro 
Comment 2 mrudolf 2003-04-19 14:13:10 UTC
Subject: Re:  most postscript files not displayed

W sobota, 19 kwietnia 2003 12:25, Luis Pedro Coelho napisa
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2003-04-24 21:39:00 UTC
ditto, same problems here too, on both redhat 7.3 and redhat 8.0, kdegraphics-3.1.1a. 
Comment 4 Charles Philip Chan 2003-04-25 09:42:59 UTC
Same here, and it is definitely not a gs options problem- I  tested the same options with 
ESP Ghostscript 7.04 and AFPL Ghostscript 8.0 without errors by use gs directly. When 
viewer it from Kghostview though, it generated an endless stream of errors. I would be 
willing to test a source code patch. 
Comment 5 Luís Pedro Coelho 2003-04-29 15:31:05 UTC
*** Bug 57563 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Luís Pedro Coelho 2003-04-29 15:48:08 UTC
See the comments for Bug 57563. 
On my system test.ps works with 3.1.1, fails with 3.1.1a and is fixed with the patch 
on Bug 57563. 
BTW, that patch should be applied with -R because I don't know how to say to cvs 
that you want your working copy to be rev1 and specify a rev2. 
Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2003-05-02 20:08:10 UTC
FYI, I'll attach a version of the patch that actually works (with no -R).  (-: 
Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2003-05-02 20:09:10 UTC
Created attachment 1476 [details]
fixes kghostview problem(s) in 3.1.1a
Comment 9 Arne Schmitz 2003-05-07 21:58:53 UTC
Are there updated packags underway? This bug is really annoying and I sadly don't have the 
time to build my own packages. :-(