Bug 171848 - gv attempts to open /usr/share/gv/ as a file
gv attempts to open /usr/share/gv/ as a file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gv (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Orion Poplawski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-10-26 19:34 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.6.1-4
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Last Closed: 2005-10-27 16:24:18 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2005-10-26 19:34:09 EDT
Description of problem:

Looking at a strace of a gv startup one can see there:

open("/usr/share/gv", O_RDONLY)         = 4
fstat(4, {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
read(4, 0x554b40, 4096)                 = -1 EISDIR (Is a directory)
close(4)                                = 0

The context would indicate that really /usr/share/gv/GV is wanted here.
Otherwise we rely on compiled in defaults for various settings.

It would be even nicer if GV.fallbackPageMedia would change to 'A4' or
'Letter' depending on what 'locale -c LC_PAPER' has to say but maybe this
is asking too much. :-)  Not of a vital importance anyway.

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Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2005-10-27 16:24:18 EDT
Added patch to open /usr/share/gv/GV.

I'm not opposed to mucking with GV.fallbackPageMedia if you sent a script that
would parse 'local -c LC_PAPER' appropriately.
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2005-10-27 17:12:13 EDT
> I'm not opposed to mucking with GV.fallbackPageMedia if you sent a script ...

  sz=($(locale -c LC_PAPER)); [ "${sz[1]}" = 279 ] && echo Letter || echo A4

or, if you want to avoid arrays,

  sz=$(a="$(locale -c LC_PAPER)"; echo $a | (read b a b ; echo $a))
  [ "$sz" = 279 ] && echo Letter || echo A4

I am not sure if this is worth the bother.  Most documents will have
a bounding box anyway and this will be used.

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