Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478693
Ghostscript PDF plugin for Gimp crashes on some PDF imports
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:28:32 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.
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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