Bug 192381 - pr(paginate) no longer correctly replaces tabs with spaces
Summary: pr(paginate) no longer correctly replaces tabs with spaces
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils   
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Version: 5
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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: 193198 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-19 04:28 UTC by Landon Kelsey
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 5.96-1.2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-06-20 09:43:07 UTC
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Description Landon Kelsey 2006-05-19 04:28:38 UTC
Description of problem: pr was not on the list so I substituted prctl
pr (paginate no longer replaces tabs with spaces correctly using -e3)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pr 5.93
2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 #1 Thu May 4 21:16:58 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:
landonkateaux (landon) ~/QtFigs4 [1082]>pr -e3 -l60 -f qtfigs.cpp|lp
lp: Unsupported format 'application/octet-stream'!

Steps to Reproduce:
1.pr -e3 -l60 -f qtfigs.cpp|lp
Actual results:
landonkateaux (landon) ~/QtFigs4 [1082]>pr -e3 -l60 -f qtfigs.cpp|lp
lp: Unsupported format 'application/octet-stream'!

Expected results: should not get an error and print

Additional info: I've been using this command for years successfully

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-19 09:47:32 UTC
Please read https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/page.cgi?id=redhatfaq.html 'How
do I enter a bug?'. There's a chapter how you can find out the bugzilla component
for a given binary.

I'll reassign this to coreutils

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2006-05-19 09:53:54 UTC
So the problem you're seeing is that 'lp' is failing, not 'pr'.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2006-05-19 10:47:25 UTC
Please fetch these RPM files:


and install them using this command, as root:

  rpm -Fvh cups*-1.2.0-1.3.i386.rpm

Then restart cups:

  /sbin/service cups restart

and try your 'pr ...|lp' command again.  Does it work now?

Comment 4 Landon Kelsey 2006-05-19 14:20:07 UTC
That may work but paginate (pr) is supposed to insert spaces for tabs.

pr -e3 -l60 -f qtfigs.cpp >testx.txt

shows this not being the case

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2006-05-19 15:42:47 UTC
Please try this test update:


by fetching:


and installing it ('rpm -Fvh coreutils-5.95-1.3.i386.rpm').

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2006-05-26 10:38:04 UTC
*** Bug 193198 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Landon Kelsey 2006-05-26 12:49:32 UTC
pr now works...thanks!

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