Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239371
xdvi doesn't display images
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:20:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Images of extension eps won't display via xdvi in fc6
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tetex-xdvi-3.0-34.fc6, xdvik version 22.84.9 (Xaw toolkit), Libraries:
kpathsea version 3.5.4, T1lib version 5.0.1, doesn't display eps images.
tetex-xdvi-3.0-10.FC4, xdvik version 22.84.9 (@(#)Motif Version 2.2.3,
runtime version 2.2), Libraries: kpathsea version 3.5.4, T1lib version
5.0.1, does display the images.
Executing a dvi file with the images.
Steps to Reproduce:
No image in the output of xdvi
An image in the output from xdvi
Further analysis with xdvi folks indicates that the problem is
with Ghostscript 8.15.4 rather than xdvi.
I have an eps file that won't open a display unless the option
-sDEVICE=x11alpha is used with gs.
This eps file opens as expected without any options
in older gs versions.
This version is as follows:
> gs -version
ESP Ghostscript 8.15.4 (2007-03-14)
Copyright (C) 2004 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA. All rights reserved.
You may download this eps file from the following location:
Thanks for your help in advance.
I tried to display the image you put here and it works for me even with
-sDEVICE=x11 and other devices, I'm also using gs-8.15.4, on rawhide though.
Great! But does it work without options, i.e., gs f4.1_eddington.eps? I
already said below it works with gs -sDEVICE=x11alpha f4.1_eddington.eps. As I
also said gs f4.1_eddington.eps works on fedora releases prior to fc6(Zod).
I'm really not interested in developmental releases, i.e., rawhide, as Zod
already presents challenges, e.g., mysql 5.0 where the file format changed
from ISAM to MyISAM.
The problem still exists on fc6 using gs-8.15.4. That is namely
gs f4.1_eddington.eps doesn't work. And, when gs is used by xdvi,
unless xdvi -nogssafer file.dvi is used, it doesn't works. For now
our users are using the work around (xdvi -nogssafer file.dvi), but they're
worried since on previous fc releases and EL this workaround isn't necessary.
Hopefully, this can be fixed soon. I've already got users wanting to migrate
to Adobe Illustrator.
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