Bug 480978 - A3 pagesize pointsize definition wrong in gdevpsu.c
A3 pagesize pointsize definition wrong in gdevpsu.c
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2009-01-21 10:39 EST by Roland Friedwagner
Modified: 2010-10-18 13:03 EDT (History)
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Description Roland Friedwagner 2009-01-21 10:39:57 EST
Description of problem:
We running into this problem printing postscript pages on
A3 Paper size after upgradeing from ghostscript V7 to V8.

A3 Pages are only of size letter on A3 paper sheets printed on
Xerox Workcentre Pro 245.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
all redhat ghostscript versions > 7.07-29
and upstream espgs versions since
r181 | mike | 2006-08-26 02:56:47 +0200 (Sat, 26 Aug 2006)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo hallo > hallo.txt
2. a2ps -M a5 -o hallo.ps hallo.txt
3. gs -q -sDEVICE=pswrite -sOutputFile=- -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sPAPERSIZE=a3 hallo.ps > hallo_test.ps
4. grep " setpagesize" hallo_test.ps
   is actual: 
   should be: 842 1191 /a3 setpagesize
              842 1191 null setpagesize
Actual results:
842 1191 /letter setpagesize

Expected results:
842 1191 /a3 setpagesize

Additional info:
Result "842 1191 null setpagesize" is also ok.
But "/letter" is wrong.

Fix Patch for A3 point size:
--- src/gdevpsu.c       (revision 204)
+++ src/gdevpsu.c       (working copy)
@@ -289,7 +289,7 @@
        } page_size;
        static const page_size sizes[] = {
            {"/11x17", 792, 1224},
-           {"/a3", 842, 1190},
+           {"/a3", 842, 1191},
            {"/a4", 595, 842},
            {"/b5", 501, 709},
            {"/ledger", 1224, 792},

To get rid of /letter default size string remove 
Patch6: ghostscript-pagesize.patch in ghostscript.spec

Kind Regards,
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2009-01-22 06:57:52 EST
The ghostscript-pagesize patch was added for bug #126446.  Some printers apparently eat jobs that have '... null setpagesize' (!).

The 842x1191 point size is also seen in lib/gs_statd.ps so I think the gdevpsu.c patch to adjust 1190 to 1191 should be applied.  Thanks.
Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 05:12:08 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
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