Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191459
mpage requires extra fonts than needed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:32 EST
Description of problem:
mpage requires extra fonts than needed.
When I was glancing at fedora-list, I found the complaint about current
mpage against fc5. Please see the detail at
I think this complaint is reasonable.
This is because the ps file output by mpage requires extra fonts than is
really needed and then browsing this ps file requires nosafer mode of gs,
while gv invokes gs in safer mode by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ls -al | mpage > foo.ps
2. gs -dSAFER -sDEVICE=x11 foo.ps
foo.ps cannot be seen by gs.
gs can browse foo.ps
I attached a proposal patch which restricts the fonts required in the
ps file output by mpage.
Created attachment 128928 [details]
Patch to strict font requirement in ps file
Thank you for your information.
I applied your patch, the problem should be now fixed in version 2.5.4-7.