Bug 75910 - Please re-enable the dvips print filter.
Please re-enable the dvips print filter.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-14 16:25 EDT by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-14 16:26:03 EDT
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2002-10-14 16:25:57 EDT
Today's security errata have removed the dvips print filter. This bug is a
request to add it back, once the dvips security issues are resolved.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-10-14 16:31:00 EDT
All print filters have an element of security risk.  However, this print 
filter isn't coming back, for the simple reason that it doesn't work reliably 
*anyway*: regardless of the security issues it just doesn't make sense. 
Any files that are referenced by the DVI file (such as images) won't be 
available to the print spooler.  Running dvips at the client end is the way to 
get this to work. 
(Unfortunately in Red Hat Linux 8.0 you have to use 'dvips -o file.ps ...; lpr 
file.ps', due to another bug introduce in that release of Red Hat Linux.)

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