Bug 19745 - gview problem with vncviewer
gview problem with vncviewer
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-10-25 08:06 EDT by Jean-Yves Toumit
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-18 18:03:05 EST
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Description Jean-Yves Toumit 2000-10-25 08:06:17 EDT
a machine with RedHat 7, vncserver running.
connecting from a windows 2000 machine with vncviewer. My current window
manager is sawfish.

Ghostview can't read ps files from vncviewer and says:
Error: PostScript interpreter failed in main window.

Upgrading ghostscript to 5.50-10 doesn't change anything but forcing the
upgrade of gv and gs to gv-3.5.8-180 and gs_x11-5.50-38 fixes it all
(xshared-3.3.6-47 and gs-lib, gs-fonts also).
On the other hand, on the RedHat machine itself, everything was normal
before the upgrade, the problem occurred only through vncviewer so it must
be a rather weird bug (maybe upgrading vnc could have fixed it also?).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-13 01:08:26 EST
I'm not sure I understand you here; you say you forced the upgrade
of packages, but the packages you mention aren't Red Hat package

Did you have the font server running on the machine running
Comment 2 Jean-Yves Toumit 2000-11-13 04:32:42 EST
Hello again.
Well, actually, I went on my favorite web site with tons of rpms, downloaded 
the packages and forced their installation with "rpm -ivh --force".
These aren't RedHat packages (sorry), I know that, but they were the most up-to-
date when I downloaded them.
As for the font server on the machine running vncserver, I simply can't be sure 
now, as so many things have already changed on my machine... :-) But I guess 
this can't be the problem because it has disappeared with the new packages I've 
I'll have to check at home with my other machine on which I haven't upgraded 
the packages.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-11 11:27:16 EDT
ghostscript is coredumping. This seems to happen in 7.1 too. Assigning to
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2001-12-19 07:51:45 EST
I can't reproduce this under Red Hat Linux 7.2.

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