[gs-devel] Re: Ubuntu Gutsy does not print secured PDFs via Acroread and Ghostscript

Marcos Woehrmann marcos.woehrmann at artifex.com
Fri Nov 30 08:08:57 PST 2007

Would someone who understands the Ghostscript stdin i/o model better
than I do please read comment #9 in bug 689577
<http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=689577#c9> and let me
know if I'm on the right track (and perhaps suggest a fix :-)


On Nov 27, 2007 12:54 PM, Marcos Woehrmann <marcos.woehrmann at artifex.com> wrote:
> > the following bug was reported about Ubuntu Gutsy:
> >
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/+bug/172264
> >
> > acroread 8.1.1 is not able to print secured PDFs on non-PostScript
> > printers. Ghostscript crashes in such cases. This does not happen any
> > more and all works fine when upgrading to the final Ghostscript 8.61.
> Till,
> I've been working on this issue but still see the problem with the
> final Ghostscript 8.61 as well as the current gshead.
> Did you verify that it only happens with the pre-release version in
> Ubuntu 7.10 or was this reported by a user?  Replacing /usr/bin/gs
> with a ghostscript that's not a just a stub that calls
> /usr/lib/libgs.so.8 fixes the problem, even if the bin/gs is built
> from r8187.  This confused me for a while, so that might explain why
> someone reported that it works with the released Ghostscript 8.61.
> To make it easier for us to work on the problem I've generated a test
> case which does not involve acrobat or cups and added a bug to our bug
> tracker: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=689577
> marcos
> --
> Marcos H. Woehrmann   marcos.woehrmann at artifex.com

Marcos H. Woehrmann   marcos.woehrmann at artifex.com

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