Bug 168370

Summary: applet fails to notify user about failed jobs
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: John Levon <levon>
Component: system-config-printerAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description Flags
PostScript file that crashes ijs gimp print
CUPS error log none

Description John Levon 2005-09-15 10:24:20 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050717 Firefox/1.0+

Description of problem:
Running ijsgimpprint via kprinter from an acroread generated PS file, the dmesg

ijsgimpprint[32022]: segfault at 0000000000000018 rip 00000031ab145cd5 rsp 00007fffffe14798 error 4

I'm attaching the PS file. PDF file on request. Using xpdf works.

I can't find out where it's dumping core though. I set ulimit -c unlimited in the same shell and restarted cupsd and printed again, but still no idea where the core might be. Suggestions?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use kprinter on the attached PS file
2. watch dmesg for the crash

Actual Results:  Crashed

Expected Results:  Printed

Additional info:

It's printing to an Epson RX420 using the RX500 driver backend. Other things are printing fine, so it's obviously something dubious in the PostScript in gimp-print's eyes.
Comment 1 John Levon 2005-09-15 10:44:03 EDT
Created attachment 118854 [details]
PostScript file that crashes ijs gimp print
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2005-09-19 10:01:37 EDT
Please edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf so that the "LogLevel" line reads:

LogLevel debug2

Then run these commands:

/sbin/service cups stop
/sbin/service cups start

Submit the print job again, and when it fails please attach the
/var/log/cups/error_log file.
Comment 3 John Levon 2005-09-24 07:55:00 EDT
Created attachment 119223 [details]
CUPS error log
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2005-09-27 07:22:36 EDT
This looks like the error:

D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] Error: /invalidfont in -dict-
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] Operand stack:
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] OFCJPE+StarSymbol-Identity-H  
--dict:7/10(G)--   Font   OFCJPE+StarSymbol-Identity-H   --dict:7/10(G)--  
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] Execution stack:
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] %interp_exit   .runexec2  
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push  
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push
  1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3  
%oparray_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval-- 
 2   %stopped_push
 --nostringval--   3   8   %oparray_pop   3   8   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--
  --nostringval--   --nostringval--   7   9   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--
7   9   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] Dictionary stack:
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] --dict:1079/1123(ro)(G)--  
--dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:78/200(L)--   --dict:36/89(L)--  
--dict:76/160(ro)(L)--   --dict:63/78(ro)(L)--   --dict:8/25(L)--  
--dict:27/35(ro)(L)--   --dict:17/17(ro)(G)--
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] Current allocation mode is local
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] Last OS error: 2
D [24/Sep/2005:12:54:13 +0000] [Job 23] GNU Ghostscript 7.07: Unrecoverable
error, exit code 1

What about the 'dmesg' messages you mentioned?  Could you paste them in please?
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2005-09-27 07:23:30 EDT
Oh, sorry, it was just the one message and you already included it..
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2005-09-27 07:31:05 EDT
Okay, it looks to me as though the segfault is harmless and not causing the file
to be impossible to print.

In particular, this /invalidfont message is also seen from 'evince a.ps' for me.
 Perhaps you need to embed the fonts you are using into the PostScript file.
Comment 7 John Levon 2005-09-27 09:34:33 EDT
Wow. Two bugs, and you WONTFIX?

First, a segfault in RH-supplied code is NEVER not a bug, regardless of
how harmless it is. Feel free to assign priority appropriately, but it is a bug.

Second, the lack of any useful feedback. I would at least expect a syslog
message. If it worked like it should, I would get something back from KDE too.
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2005-09-27 10:40:59 EDT
gimp-print will soon be replaced by Gutenprint.  In any case, fixing a crash
that only happens when ghostscript has decided the job is unprintable is always
going to be low priority.

As for feedback: you get the error_log message, and perhaps eggcups ought to
notify you of failed jobs.
Comment 9 John Levon 2005-09-27 12:03:09 EDT
> low priority

That's fine, thanks.

>  eggcups ought to notify you of failed jobs

That would certainly fix the issue.
Comment 10 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 06:04:04 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2008-02-27 06:55:14 EST
Moving to system-config-printer.  The applet needs to notify about failed jobs.