Bug 478693 - Ghostscript PDF plugin for Gimp crashes on some PDF imports
Ghostscript PDF plugin for Gimp crashes on some PDF imports
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-03 12:31 EST by Johan Vromans
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:28 EST (History)
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Sample PDF document (14.17 MB, application/pdf)
2009-01-03 12:31 EST, Johan Vromans
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Description Johan Vromans 2009-01-03 12:31:34 EST
Created attachment 328110 [details]
Sample PDF document

Description of problem:

When Gimp is build without poppler (see also bug #478691) it uses a Ghostscript PDF plugin for PDF import. This plugin crashes on certain imports.

I have attached a big (15Mb PDF) that consistently crashes when import options "200 DPI / Page 11 / Weak anti-aliasing for text, weak anti-aliasing for graphics" is selected.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2009-01-05 10:17:04 EST
It's not a crash, of the plugin or of gs, but an error message.

Here is how to reproduce the cause from the command line:

gs -sDEVICE=ppmraw -r200 -dUseCropBox -dTextAlphaBits=2 \
   -dGraphicsAlphaBits=2 -q -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=/dev/null \
   -f doc.pdf -c quit

GPL Ghostscript 8.63: Unrecoverable error, exit code 255

The question is: what causes ghostscript to give this error?

More investigation needed.
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