Bug 88680 - ggv does not open pdf files after upgrading xpdf from 1.x to 2.x
Summary: ggv does not open pdf files after upgrading xpdf from 1.x to 2.x
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ggv
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-11 20:28 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-07-17 17:32:37 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
strace output of ggv during run-time (320.84 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-11 20:33 UTC, Michael Lee Yohe
no flags Details

Description Michael Lee Yohe 2003-04-11 20:28:55 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030102

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):
ggv-1.99.97-2 xpdf-2.01-8

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-04-11 20:33:14 UTC
Created attachment 91082 [details]
strace output of ggv during run-time

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2003-04-12 01:15:15 UTC
Does not happen with all PDFs, but with most I have tried, notably
RHL 9 manuals.

Comment 3 Paolo Prandini 2003-05-15 09:33:20 UTC
Hi. I have downgraded ggv to the previous release that was shipped with Red Hat
Linux 8.0, and the problem went away.

- Regards
- Paolo Prandini

Comment 4 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-07-17 15:11:20 UTC
Any update on this issue?

Comment 5 Jonathan Blandford 2003-07-17 17:32:37 UTC
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

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