Bug 118400 - gpdf is unable to show documents.
gpdf is unable to show documents.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gpdf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
: 128354 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2004-03-16 07:49 EST by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-24 10:50:33 EST
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Description Leonid Kanter 2004-03-16 07:49:36 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):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. gpdf /usr/share/doc/pam-0.77/pdf/pam.pdf

Actual results:

You'll see white page with some horisontal lines on it.

Expected results:

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.
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2004-03-16 08:40:21 EST
It works fine for other documents, such as
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2004-03-16 08:52:04 EST
Filed upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137365
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2004-04-18 09:57:07 EDT
/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.
Comment 4 Colin Charles 2004-05-07 08:51:40 EDT
Still occurs in gpdf-0.131-2, from fedora development latest. Upstream
bug hasn't changed status either.
Comment 5 Chris Thomas 2004-05-15 20:23:44 EDT
Confirmed: I have gpdf-0.131-2 and documents that dont display
corectly, display perfectly with ggv.
Comment 6 Bryan W Clark 2004-08-26 00:41:31 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Bryan W Clark 2004-08-26 01:17:57 EDT
*** Bug 128354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2004-10-15 16:28:31 EDT
gpdf 2.8.0 in test3 is still unable to display 
Comment 9 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2004-11-06 08:47:51 EST
The upstream bug has been marked as a dup of:


Apparently not easy to solve :/
Comment 10 Dan Williams 2004-11-17 13:24:47 EST
Mass reassign to Marco.
Comment 11 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-03-24 10:50:33 EST
Hi Leonid,

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.

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