Bug 65027 - dvips gcc.dvi fails for gcc 3.1
dvips gcc.dvi fails for gcc 3.1
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
7.3
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-05-16 06:32 EDT by John Gotts
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-26 09:00:32 EDT
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Description John Gotts 2002-05-16 06:32:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
There is something wrong with tetex as distributed with Red Hat 7.3.  It fails
to generate gcc.ps, while Red Hat 7.2 has no problems with this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ./configure from the gcc 3.1 toplevel directory
2. make dvi
3. cd gcc && dvips gcc.dvi
	

Actual Results:  This is dvips(k) 5.86 Copyright 1999 Radical Eye Software
(www.radicaleye.com)
' TeX output 2002.05.16:0610' -> |\
<texc.pro>Broken pipe


Expected Results:  This is from Red Hat 7.2:

This is dvips(k) 5.86 Copyright 1999 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
' TeX output 2002.05.16:0610' -> gcc.ps
<texc.pro>. [1] [2] [-1] [-2] [-3] [-4] [-5] [-6] [-7] [-8] ...

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-05-24 07:06:29 EDT
I can't seem to get it to fail.  Does 'dvips -o gcc.ps gcc.dvi' work for you?
Comment 2 John Gotts 2002-05-25 14:56:33 EDT
Yes, that does work for me.

So it appears we have a default behavior change between 7.2 and 7.3.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-05-26 05:27:44 EDT
But 'dvips gcc.dvi' works for me too. 
 
Can you print at all?
Comment 4 John Gotts 2002-05-26 09:00:25 EDT
No, the printing system is not configured on either of these machines (7.2 or 7.3).
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-05-27 03:40:16 EDT
Without -o, dvips will try to send the document to the printer.
Comment 6 John Gotts 2002-05-27 13:13:47 EDT
Why was the default behavior changed between 7.2 and 7.3?
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-05-27 17:47:07 EDT
In Red Hat Linux 7.2, dvips had the same behaviour. (It has done as far back 
as I remember.)
Comment 8 John Gotts 2002-05-27 19:48:20 EDT
Then why does dvips gcc.dvi fail on 7.3 but not on 7.2?
Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2002-05-28 04:22:30 EDT
Using dvips without specifying an output file with -o sends the output to lpr; 
Red Hat Linux 7.2 is no different to Red Hat Linux 7.3 in this behaviour.  
When printing is not set up, this fails. 
 
Use -o.

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