Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75624
RH8 prefers gv over xpdf
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020827
Description of problem:
Red Hat 8's plugger configuration gives preference to using gv for displaying
pdf files even if xpdf is also available despite the fact that xpdf tends to do
a better job of displaying pdf files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.whereis acroread (remove acroread if it exists)
3.go to http://www.tivo.com/images/manuals/installguide_series2/index.pdf
Actual Results: Get a pdf viewer which displays four blank pages
Expected Results: First page should display the "Index" title page and the
remaining three pages should display text that make up the index.
I have run into several other examples of xpdf performing where gv fails. I can
append those examples to this bug if needed. Switching the order of gv and xpdf
in the pluggerrc greatly improves the functionality of mozilla.
It's fixed in 4.0-19.