Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88680
ggv does not open pdf files after upgrading xpdf from 1.x to 2.x
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:17:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to Red Hat Linux 9 thus upgrading xpdf from 1.x to 2.01, ggv no
longer opens PDF file. Before, ggv had no problems opening PDF files. xpdf has
no problems opening the same PDF file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to open any PDF file.
Actual Results: Receive an error saying that it is not a valid postscript document.
Expected Results: No errors - just old behavior like xpdf 1.x based ggv.
Created attachment 91082 [details]
strace output of ggv during run-time
Does not happen with all PDFs, but with most I have tried, notably
RHL 9 manuals.
Hi. I have downgraded ggv to the previous release that was shipped with Red Hat
Linux 8.0, and the problem went away.
- Paolo Prandini
Any update on this issue?
The ggv author wants to remove pdf support from ggv altogether. He feels that
pdf's are better served by a dedicated pdf renderer, rather than by using