Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439500
First page of a PS isn't right with -2
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:02:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Running the attached .ps file (the first few pages of
www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall06/cos341/handouts/mathcs.pdf) gives a
messed up PS: No borders for the first sheet, the first page isn't rotated as it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mpage -2 15.ps > 15-2.ps
2. gv 15-2.ps
15-2.ps sheet 1 seems to be the original page 1 overwritten by the (reduced and
rotated) page 2, and that in turn seems to overwrite the border (as seen on the
Yes, I am still using mpage.
Created attachment 299519 [details]
A small example file that shows the problem (see bug for details)
BTW, I seem to remember a similar problem with mpage from /way/ before.
Are you absolutely sure that the original PDF is OK? If I try to process it by
pdf2ps it complaints:
**** This file had errors that were repaired or ignored.
**** The file was produced by:
**** >>>> pdfTeX-1.10b <<<<
**** Please notify the author of the software that produced this
**** file that it does not conform to Adobe's published PDF
The produced PostScript looks to be similar to yours but can be processed with
mpage and result is OK.
I really don't know whether this is a bug in mpage or in the original file or in
the intermediate ps file.
That is the file as downloaded, it might very well be broken in some way.
I just checked, here pdf2ps (ghostscript-8.62-3.fc9.i386) doesn't complain and
the result of mpage-2.5.6-2.fc9.i386 is a messed-up first page. What versions do
I have dowloaded the pdf and processed it using ghostscript-8.60-5.fc8 and
You're right -- things look different on F-9. The resulting file doesn't show
the title page correctly after opening in Evince. After scrolling a few pages
down and up again the title page looks ok... This is strange.
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