Bug 1660682 - xpdfreader - new printing routine error
Summary: xpdfreader - new printing routine error
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xpdf
Version: 30
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom "spot" Callaway
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-19 01:16 UTC by Luigi Cantoni
Modified: 2019-11-14 00:34 UTC (History)
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Description Luigi Cantoni 2018-12-19 01:16:21 UTC
Description of problem:
When printing in XpdfReader (Xpdf PDF Viewer) it appear to be not obeying directives for trays, pages (possible others) etc
The printing routine appears to be a new version.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xpdf.x86_64                        1:4.00-8.fc29                         @fedora

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a pdf document using xpdfreader
2. select print
3. select a printer
4. select a particular tray
5. select a page to print
6. select print

Actual results:
Default tray selected
All pages in document printed

Expected results:
Should select particular tray
Should only print selected page

Additional info:
I have not tested other options.
I have rebooted and also checked for updates (none available).
Problem is still there.
I have used evince (Document Viewer) and it works fine selecting tray/page to print.
It worked fine before this latest update.

If wanted I am happy to downgrade to an earlier version to confirm that version worked fine, just advise which one you would like tested.

Comment 1 Luigi Cantoni 2019-02-05 04:42:01 UTC
I can confirm that this error appears to be independent of printer and tray.
Just the page selection appears to ignore the request for a particular page and prints the whole document.
I confirm no updates yet.
xpdf.x86_64                        1:4.00-8.fc29                         @fedora
Tried downgrading to i686 version. Same problem.
Workaround: Use the page to page section and that does appear to work.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:01:13 UTC
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Comment 3 Luigi Cantoni 2019-11-01 04:59:02 UTC
Just tested the version below and Page appears fixed but tray still appears to fail.
I have not tested any other options as these are the two most common ones.

Installed Packages
xpdf.x86_64                        1:4.02-1.fc30

Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2019-11-13 17:14:30 UTC
This is difficult for me to troubleshoot, since I do not have access to any printers with multiple trays.

Comment 5 Luigi Cantoni 2019-11-14 00:34:00 UTC
Just confirmed my package is:

Installed Packages
xpdf.x86_64                        1:4.02-1.fc30

Also as noted above the select pages also fails. I am 90% sure all options are failing so it will almost certainly be a general problem.

Just create up a simple .pdf file with say 3 pages and print page 2. It fails and prints all 3 pages.

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