Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75910
Please re-enable the dvips print filter.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:33 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.
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.)