Bug 75462 - ps2ascii broken for simple ps & pdf files
 Summary: ps2ascii broken for simple ps & pdf files
 Status: Product: CLOSED CANTFIX Aliases: None Red Hat Linux Retired ghostscript (Show other bugs) --- 8.0 All Linux medium Severity medium --- Target Release: --- Tim Waugh Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 2002-10-08 15:55 EDT by Peter L. Hurd 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History) 0 users Bug Fix --- 2006-10-18 12:19:19 EDT --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

 Peter L. Hurd 2002-10-08 15:55:03 EDT From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809 Description of problem: ps2ascii broken Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.echo "\documentclass{article}\begin{document}Hello World\end{document}" > hello.tex 2.latex hello ; dvips hello -o hello.ps ; ps2pdf hello.ps 3.ps2ascii hello.ps ; ps2ascii hello.pdf Actual Results: [pete@madrone pete]$ps2ascii hello.ps Error: /undefined in ch-xoff Operand stack: --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 0 Execution stack: %interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 2 3 %oparray_pop 2 3 %oparray_pop 2 3 %oparray_pop .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- Dictionary stack: --dict:1106/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:92/200(L)-- --dict:94/300(L)-- Current allocation mode is local Last OS error: 2 Current file position is 4371 GNU Ghostscript 7.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1 [pete@madrone pete]$ ps2ascii hello.pdf \Gamma \Theta \Delta \Xi \Lambda \Pi \Lambda \Upsilon \Sigma \Psi \Phi \Omega \Sigma fifffl\Lambda fflffi i [pete@madrone pete]\$ Expected Results: I should see "Hello World" Additional info: Spent two hours doing a wordcount by hand on a manuscript. can't get dvi2tty or dvitty to compile on RH8 either. Alex Cherepanov 2002-10-14 12:28:39 EDT This is a known problem. ps2ascii has special code to get better results from TeX files but the code suffers from byte rot. Fixing this will take about 1 man-day .  Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 14:55:25 EDT Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. Please check if this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release. If so, please change the product and version to match, and check the box indicating that the requested information has been provided. Note that any bug still open against Red Hat Linux on will be closed as 'CANTFIX' on September 30, 2006. Thanks again for your help. Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 12:19:19 EDT Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Closing as CANTFIX.