Bug 735312 - a2ping fails with "not a GS output from gs -dSAFER"
Summary: a2ping fails with "not a GS output from gs -dSAFER"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-02 09:36 UTC by Tapio Tallgren
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:52 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 16:35:37 UTC

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Description Tapio Tallgren 2011-09-02 09:36:12 UTC
Description of problem:
a2ping crashes trying to reformat a eps document into pdf 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gs 9.02

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download "perfbook" from git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulmck/perfbook.git

2. Type make. This will invoke the script utilities/eps2pdf.sh which calls 
a2ping -v --below --hires --bboxfrom=compute-gs "$basename.eps" "$basename.pdf"

3. Make fails with the file "future/be-lw-n4-rf-all.eps" (for example).
Calling "a2ping future/be-lw-n4-rf-all.eps output.pdf" directly will also crash
Actual results: "a2ping future/be-lw-n4-rf-all.eps output.pdf" fails with error 
"not a GS output from gs -dSAFER"

Expected results: Nicely formatted pdf file output.pdf.

Additional info: The immediate error code is due to the option "SAFER" that works differently in gs 9.02, being safer than before. If you delete the option "SAFER" from the command line passed to gs to do the conversion (by commenting out lines 747 and 748, then it seems to work ok. At least in the case above.

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