|Summary:||formatting too wide in a2ps-4.13b-7 ?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||dunwoody|
|Component:||a2ps||Assignee:||Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||QA Orphan <qa_orphan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-04-03 16:55:04 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description dunwoody 2001-01-24 23:11:12 UTC
I use a2ps to print plain text files from my Raw Hide 20010122 x86 system via LPRng-3.7.4-3 to a remote LPD print queue. I use a2ps with no command-line options; e.g. a2ps ~/.bashrc The PostScript generated by a2ps is spooled to a remote LPR print spooler system running Irix, which then sends the job via Ethernet to a HP LaserJet 5siMX-PS printer with a JetDirect controller. This setup has worked perfectly with all versions of a2ps up to and including a2ps-4.13b-3. When I upgraded from a2ps-4.13b-3 to a2ps-4.13b-7, a2ps appeared to use a larger text size, without changing the number of characters per line (80) before wrapping. As a result, the formatted output from a2ps expanded in width to the point that the rightmost part of the output (including the right-side vertical line) extended beyond the physical page boundary, resulting in a "cut-off" appearance. I believe that basic PostScript printing is working properly in my environment. The PostScript test page from printtool prints correctly (centered on the page) in this setup. When I went back to a2ps-4.13b-3 again, everything worked properly again. This could well be related to some peculiarity of my system configuration of my local spooling/printing environment, but I decided to file a bug just in case it really is an a2ps problem. Further details, if necessary, available upon request.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-02-12 18:43:39 UTC
Did you upgrade anything else at the same time that might have had an effect on this? LPRng, etc?
Comment 2 dunwoody 2001-02-12 21:39:09 UTC
firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >Did you upgrade anything else at the same time that might have had an effect on this? LPRng, etc? The only variable I'm changing here is the version of a2ps. I can use rpm -Uv to switch back and forth between a2ps-4.13b-3 and a2ps-4.13b-7, and whenever the former is installed, I get correct behavior; whenever a2ps-4.13b-7 is installed, I see the problem. I have, indeed, upgraded my entire system from Raw Hide 20010122 to Raw Hide 20010131, which includes an upgrade to LPRng-3.7.4-3 to LPRng-3.7.4-6, since I filed the original bug report. I'm still seeing the same behavior with a2ps-4.13b-3 and a2ps-4.13b-7 -- the former works, the latter doesn't. Of course, I don't think that necessarily means that a2ps-4.13b-7 is "broken"; perhaps it's just that there is some default setting that changed, and I need to research it to find out what to set it to. It has been nice, however, to get correct output without needing to set any parameters.
Comment 3 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-04-03 16:55:00 UTC
Does this continue to happen with the current rawhide? I believe you are seeing a2ps trying to use A4 paper. There is some changes to make it be 'smart' about this now. Try mucking with a2ps's --medium option, using things like: a2ps --medium=Letter
Comment 4 dunwoody 2001-04-04 18:02:12 UTC
I just tried a2ps-4.13b-13.i386.rpm on my Raw Hide 20010310 system, and the problem I was seeing seems to have gone away. It now seems to work like it used to; I did not need to use the --medium option to get it to work correctly. Thanks for the help!