Description of problem:
The file …/Resource/Init/gs_init.ps was up to F27 marked as a configuration file in the RPM packaging. In F28 it isn't so any longer. Unless I have missed something, it is still where I'm supposed to make adjustments, like setting default paper size to A4. Therefore it still ought to be marked as such so it won't get lost on upgrades.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install libgs
2. Remove the comment marker from the "/DEFAULPAPERSIZE (a4) def" line
3. rpm -V libgs
S.5....T. c /usr/share/ghostscript/Resource/Init/gs_init.ps
The ghostscript packaging apparently was restructured a bit for F28. Perhaps this marking was accidentally lost in the process?
Thanks for the report. :) It's possible this got lost during the cleanup there. I'll look into it. ;)
I have checked with upstream about this issue, so here's the sum up:
* …/Resource/Init/gs_init.ps is not supposed to be edit at all - it is not supported by upstream (requires certain level of PS knowledge to be able to edit this)
* …/Resource/Init/gs_init.ps gets updated during every rebase of Ghostscript, and the file is tied with version of Ghostscript. Having this file marked as config file could result in Ghostscript not being able to start if user made some (even small) change to it
* you can easily change the paper size via command line option to Ghostscript:
* if you need this permanent, you can put this into your personal ~/.bashrc file:
* another possibility to change this (system-wide) if needed is utilizing the libpaper (Ghostscript in F28 now supports it). The default system-wide paper configuration is now stored in: /etc/papersize
* to display current default system-wide paper size, use command: paperconf
* to change current default system-wide paper size, use command: paperconfig
* you can also edit this directly in /etc/papersize, but I do not advise it
* more info about the paper sizes for libpaper: man 5 papersize
I hope this has answered your possible questions. :)
-- Dee'Kej --
You sure did clear out things. I wasn't aware ghostscript honours papersize, but some small experiments confirms it does. That is better than having to edit a config file specific for ghostscript. (You probably want a system-wide "fix" for this everywhere outside the USA.)
Sorry for the delay in replying.
(In reply to Göran Uddeborg from comment #3)
> (You probably want a system-wide "fix" for this everywhere outside the USA.)
What do you mean by that? :) I'm not sure I follow you.
I just meant it would make sense to do the setting system wide. It shouldn't be necessary for each and every user to it in his or her personal .bashrc or similar.
So just a side note, nothing important. It doesn't affect the resolution of the bugzilla or anything.
(In reply to Göran Uddeborg from comment #5)
> I just meant it would make sense to do the setting system wide. It
> shouldn't be necessary for each and every user to it in his or her personal
> .bashrc or similar.
> So just a side note, nothing important. It doesn't affect the resolution of
> the bugzilla or anything.
Ah, OK. :) We were actually discussing this with the maintainer of the libpaper. We might create a system-wide change for it for F29, but nothing's certain yet. :)