Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238234
postscript print does not work in emacs-22.0.95-1.fc7
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Description of problem: choosing postscript print in the file menu does nothing
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use postscript print
I learned that this is a known problem in the emacs email list and that a fixed
version of ps-print.el is available. I'm attaching that copy, which I believe
is "6.7.3". After replacing ps-print.elc, then post script printing does work.
I'm very sorry, I lost the URL of the thread where I was reading about this, but
it was very recent--I believe late February 2007.
Created attachment 153681 [details]
fix for emacs 22 in FC7's version of ps-print.el
I found the place where I learned about this fix.
Also I forgot to mention that in the Emacs status bar, the error message I see
when I try to use ps print is "ps-mule-begin-job: Symbol's value as variable is
We're about to get emacs 22.1 (they've released pretest 22.0.99) and I think
it's likely that will include this fix. When I release the updated package,
I'll verify that it does and if so close this bug.
Please hurry with the update before FC7 is released. Or apply the patch
suggested above. If Emacs does not print in a major distribution like Fedora, it
will be really bad.
Eeek. Well we were all preoccupied with bug 239344, which I think you'll agree
was more serious. I'll try to get blocker status for this one, otherwise it
will have to slip until an update.
Good news; release engineering was receptive to my pleadings and have moved
emacs-22.0.990-2 into F-7. This is based on the emacs-22.0.990 pretest tarball,
which has the fixed ps-print.el code.
I am closing the bug.