Bug 87797 - Lpr: default paper format overrides document
Lpr: default paper format overrides document
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2003-04-02 11:59 EST by Mark van Rossum
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 15:42:41 EDT
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Description Mark van Rossum 2003-04-02 11:59:14 EST
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Description of problem:
In RH9.0 there is the file 
in /var/spool/lpd/xxxxx

This file the default paper format is specified as letter.
For A4 users this is a problem.

Worse, the paperformat in the ps file is overridden by this default value it seems.
So even A4 files are not printed correctly.

Result: error on the printer such as
" %%[ Error: configurationerror; OffendingCommand: setpagedevice; ErrorInfo:
PageSize [612 792]"

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. print postscript file (for instance from printconf)

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To fix:

Edit Postscript-Generic-PostScript_Printer.foo
by hand.
Comment 1 Mark van Rossum 2003-04-04 09:07:35 EST
Line 22 of Postscript-Generic-PostScript_Printer.foo becomes
  'default' => 'A4',
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2004-08-23 15:42:41 EDT
Closing bugs for old packages that have no maintainer.

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