Bug 61144 - Produces non-valid postscript
Summary: Produces non-valid postscript
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: a2ps (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2002-03-14 10:40 UTC by Christian Mondrup
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-14 16:25:29 UTC
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Description Christian Mondrup 2002-03-14 10:40:48 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20010901

Description of problem:
The rpm-distribution (4.13) produces non-valid postscript, ie. not handable by
ghostscript. I solved the problem by installing the same version af a2ps from
source downloaded from the a2ps homepage http://www.inf.enst.fr/~demaille/a2ps/

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.execute a2ps on some text file

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-03-14 10:44:51 UTC
I need much more information than this.  Please attach a test case (input and

Comment 2 Christian Mondrup 2002-03-14 16:10:44 UTC
Damn! After having uninstalled a2ps built from source and reinstalled the rpm
version I'm unable to reproduce the problem! A2ps was among the utilities I
tested immediately after having installed RH7.2 from scratch on a new disk a
month ago - choosing installation of all rpms. At that time I repeatedly got
corrupted postscript output.

Sorry for the unconveniance

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-03-14 16:19:10 UTC
Can you describe the way in which the postscript was corrupted?

Comment 4 Christian Mondrup 2002-03-14 16:25:25 UTC
I could if I had preserved the postscript output (I almost always use a2ps with
-o). But I didn't preserve it so that I could run gv on it. Sorry:-(

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-03-14 17:46:17 UTC
Okay.  It was probably the locale bug that is fixed in rawhide.

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