Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147082
Evince does not recognize and open compressed PS-files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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Description of problem:
Evince is unable to uncompress and open *ps.gz and *ps.bz2 files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a compressed PS-file by means of "evince".
Actual Results: Evince issues "Unhandled MIME type:
'application/x-gzpostscript'" and "Unhandled MIME type:
Expected Results: Evince should have called the appropriate helper
application and displayed the uncompressed PS-file.
The correct behaviour is common standard for "ggv".
Implemented for gz. For bz I think it would require a mime type to be
added to the freedesktop spec.
Are bzipped ps common at all or is it a ggv only feature?
As "bzip2" is going to succeed "gzip" in the middle/long term, the
corresponding options is certainly useful. Since "ggv" is offering
this possibility, I do keep all of my PS files compressed with "bzip2"
which results in extremely reduced file sizes. Moreover, it's really
only a minor tweak to call "bzip2" instead of "gzip" as soon as the
associated suffix is detected. So, if "gzip" decompression is already
implemented, no reason not to do so for "bzip2".
>as soon as the associated suffix is detected
Mime detection in evince is done through the freedesktop spec. I dont
think I feel to argue to add x-bzpostscript there. Feel free to do it
though and reopen this bug.
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