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Bug 74401 - every second page generated is empty
every second page generated is empty
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mpage (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
: 82424 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-09-23 11:59 EDT by Pawel Salek
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-10-13 16:21:36 EDT
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Description Pawel Salek 2002-09-23 11:59:02 EDT
Description of problem:
mpage adds empty pages to the generated output: all even pages are such .

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mpage -2 /usr/share/emacs/21.2/etc/refcard.ps > /tmp/a.ps
 or probably any multipage document.
2. gv /tmp/a.ps

Actual Results:  3 pages generated. page number 2 is empty. Original document
had 6 pages, i.e. second page is lost somewhere.

Additional info:
It is not problem with gv since printers actually print what gv shows (i.e.
empty page). 

This bug renders mpage virtually useless.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-09-26 03:59:24 EDT
Confirmed.  It's spitting out two 'showsheet's instead of one for every real 
Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2002-09-30 11:27:50 EDT
Confirmed in 8.0.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-10-13 16:21:30 EDT
These are coming from post.c:771 and post.c:902, both in do_post_sheet. 
Reported upstream.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-10-20 15:59:16 EDT
Fixed in mpage-2.5.3-1.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2003-01-22 08:32:10 EST
*** Bug 82424 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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