Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118400
gpdf is unable to show documents.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
Description of problem:
Looks like current gpdf is completely broken. It's unable to show any
document correctly. In some documents it show underline characters in
place of regular text, with other documents it's simply falling down.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gpdf /usr/share/doc/pam-0.77/pdf/pam.pdf
You'll see white page with some horisontal lines on it.
display must be the same like in xpdf or ggv applications.
gpdf is currently the default pdf viewer application, so this behavior
is a showstopper. If it cannot be fixed, maybe ggv can be configured
as the default pdf viewer - it works perfectly.
It works fine for other documents, such as
Filed upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137365
/usr/share/doc/pam-0.77/pdf/pam.pdf seems unchanged by the
http://people.redhat.com/wtogami/temp/ eexec freetype patch. This
confirms this is a separate gpdf issue from Bug #117743.
Still occurs in gpdf-0.131-2, from fedora development latest. Upstream
bug hasn't changed status either.
Confirmed: I have gpdf-0.131-2 and documents that dont display
corectly, display perfectly with ggv.
Just to check point, gpdf-2.7.90-2 still has this same issue and the
upstream bug is still open. I'll try to ping Martin sometime soon
when I get the chance to chat with him.
*** Bug 128354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
gpdf 2.8.0 in test3 is still unable to display
The upstream bug has been marked as a dup of:
Apparently not easy to solve :/
Mass reassign to Marco.
In FC4, we will be shipping Evince in place of gpdf. It offers nicer rendering,
page thumbnails, and a very nice search interface.
If you have any issues with Evince please file bugs under the evince component.