Bug 573 - ghostscript doesn't have device pnmraw
Summary: ghostscript doesn't have device pnmraw
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.wizards.dupont.com/cristy/...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-12-23 15:55 UTC by devin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-02-02 16:57:49 UTC

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Description devin 1998-12-23 15:55:05 UTC
ImageMagick uses ghostscript to convert postscript files to
other formats.  It doesn't work because the version of
ghostscript shipped with redhat linux 5.2 doesn't have
device pnmraw.

Comment 1 devin 1998-12-23 16:01:59 UTC
The URL explains error

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-01-05 00:30:59 UTC
It does in fact generate the error stated by the user. But it also did
what I asked it too. I took a postcript file and simply did

convert file.ps file.gif

After a few minutes I was able to display the file.gif with the

display file.gif

Everything seemed to work ok except for the error message being
generated. I have assigned it to a developer for further review.

Comment 3 devin 1999-01-05 14:30:59 UTC
The command I gave which gave it a problem was

convert +dither file.ps file.gif

It was a color postscript.

Comment 4 Preston Brown 1999-02-02 16:57:59 UTC
The ghostscript in RawHide has the pnmraw driver, and Red Hat 6.0 will
ship with a ghostscript with the driver as well.

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