Bug 126311 - dvips fails with certain dvi files
Summary: dvips fails with certain dvi files
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tetex   
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Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-06-18 21:26 UTC by Carlos A. Villegas
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-21 08:17:27 UTC
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patch to pdftex.map file that fixes the issue (1.05 KB, patch)
2004-06-18 21:28 UTC, Carlos A. Villegas
no flags Details | Diff

Description Carlos A. Villegas 2004-06-18 21:26:53 UTC
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Description of problem:

When using dvips on certain dvi files it fails with the following error:

$ dvips -o doc.ps doc.dvi 
This is dvips(k) 5.92b Copyright 2002 Radical Eye Software
' TeX output 2004.06.18:1623' -> doc.ps
dvips: ! Couldn't find header file tx8r.enc

The error ocurrs because of an incorrect mapping in font map file,
there are 4 files in total that have this "bug", 2 belong to tetex and
the other 2 to tetex-dvips:


The error is that it mentions a non existent file "tx8r.enc",
replacing every ocurrance with "8r.enc" fixes the problem.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install tetex tetex-dvi
2.Create a dvi file, this is the part I can't reproduce, some do it,
some don't, I can't create a small file, and can't send the ones I have...
3. run dvips on that file, see it fail

Actual Results:  
dvips fails

Expected Results:  
dvips should create a ps file from the dvi file

Additional info:

Although the problem appears in 4 files, I only had to change it in
one of them to make the problem dissappear (apparently) from dvips,
that file is:


owned by the tetex-dvips rpm. I'll post the patch for that file for

Comment 1 Carlos A. Villegas 2004-06-18 21:28:47 UTC
Created attachment 101249 [details]
patch to pdftex.map file that fixes the issue

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-06-25 11:44:09 UTC
Broken since the fix for #60164 was applied I guess.  I've fixed the
spec file to use '8r' instead of 'tx8r' in the replacements for those
lines.  Thanks.

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-02-21 08:17:27 UTC
It looks like Tim fixed this already for tetex-2.0.2 and it looks like it's no 
more problem with tetex-3.0. However tetex-3.0 contains many changes so if a 
similar bug occurs there please file another bugreport.


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