Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504725
Output is too bold
Last modified: 2013-04-15 05:04:45 EDT
Description of problem:
RHEL 5.3 contains paps-0.6.6. paps-0.6.8 is available in F10. Is there any way we could get paps updated for RHEL 5.4?
That would be better describing the business case and/or file an issue to Issue Tracker if your customer is accessible.
Understood. All I have right now is one of my teammate's customer saying "it fixes some problems we have." I am trying to get more information but my teammate is travelling right now so that's tough. More info to follow as soon as I get it.
It may be too late to propose this to rhel-5.4 because public beta is coming soon. so trying to propose for 5.5.
Please explain what kind of bugs your customer faced too. we might backport a fix in some cases.
The bug this addresses:
RHEL5 CUPS 1.2.4 output originally came out bolder than RHEL4 CUPS 1.1.2
in a mixed environment of RHEL5/4 the output from the same print job would come out different. it should be consistent.
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Created attachment 431948 [details]
Patch adapted from upstream. Fixed the problem in my testing.
Can this fix be included in RHEL5.6 please?
The work around for this is:
Change line 48 in /etc/cups/mime.convs:
from: text/plain application/postscript 33 texttopaps
to: text/plain application/postscript 33 texttops
Then restart cups.
Also, if you want to see the difference without making those changes, just do this:
1. echo abcde | /usr/lib/cups/filter/texttops 1 x '' 1 '' > cups.ps
2. echo abcde | /usr/lib/cups/filter/texttopaps 1 x '' 1 '' > paps.ps
3. evince cups.ps & evince paps.ps
This has always been an issue for RHEL4 print servers migrating to RHEL5. lpoptions will not work correctly during the migration until you switch the filter from paps to ps again.
Fixed in paps-0.6.6-20.el5
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Under certain circumstances, the paps utility could incorrectly typeset output using a heavy weight font. With this update, a patch has been applied to address this issue, and the output is now always rendered with a correct font weight.
Marking as VERIFIED because this is fixed, but I must mention that the related bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=537450 appears to still be there.
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