Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 300691
lpr to a Postscript printer of a Postscript file prints the source Postscript rather the formatted result.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:16 EST
Description of problem:
"lpr -P claser spiral-long.ps" where claser is a locally attached Postscript
printer and "spiral-long.ps" is a little bit of Postscript just prints the
contents of the Postscript file verbatim rather than printing the results of
rendering the Postscript.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. lpr -P claser spiral-long.ps
A single printed sheet containing the contents of the spiral-long.ps file.
A sheet containing the results of rendering the contents of the file as Postscript.
FWIW, I've attached spiral-long.ps, but I expect any simple PS will do. The
printer works fine in all other ways. E.g., "lpr -P claser something.pdf" does
the right thing, as does printing from within all the apps (like firefox) I've
Created attachment 202501 [details]
The sample postscript file. (Actually one of the elements of the cover of a book I wrote.)
Attached file is not a PostScript file. Valid Adobe PostScript files begin with
a line like: