ghostscript message when running ps2pdf

2012-04-08 Thread Robert Huff

Antonio Olivares writes:

  Has anyone seen the following message:
  
  GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Error: Font Renderer Plugin ( FreeType ) return code = 
 -1?
  
  This is the first time I see this error message when running
  ps2pdf on FreeBSD.  Any pointers as to how to suppress these
  messages when invoking ps2pdf?

I have not seen this message.  However, I note Freetype(2)
recently had a minor version bump. Have you updated that port, and
could this be the cause of this problem?



Robert Huff

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Re: ghostscript message when running ps2pdf

2012-04-08 Thread Antonio Olivares
On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 7:06 AM, Robert Huff roberth...@rcn.com wrote:

 Antonio Olivares writes:

  Has anyone seen the following message:

  GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Error: Font Renderer Plugin ( FreeType ) return code 
 = -1?

  This is the first time I see this error message when running
  ps2pdf on FreeBSD.  Any pointers as to how to suppress these
  messages when invoking ps2pdf?

        I have not seen this message.  However, I note Freetype(2)
 recently had a minor version bump. Have you updated that port, and
 could this be the cause of this problem?


That is it.  The update in ports cures this message :)
Thanks for the information.

Regards,


Antonio
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Re: ps2pdf problem

2008-01-13 Thread Predrag Punosevac

John Levine wrote:
However, when I pass the .ps file through the ghostcript with ps2pdf 
slides gets trimmed.


Is there some more advanced option for ps2pdfwr which will enable
me to conserve the proper width  of  slides?



It sounds like your pages are formatted as landscape and are being
translated as portrait.  See http://ghostscript.com/doc/current/Ps2pdf.htm

There are also options for larger page size which might be what you want.
  

It is well-documented bug. http://tug.org/texlive/bugs.html
But patch didn't fix problems for me:-( I will have to investigate more.

Best,
Predrag
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Re: ps2pdf problem

2008-01-13 Thread Wojciech Puchar

For those unfamiliar with the package one needs to go through

.tex -- .dvi -- .ps -- .pdf

for graphics to display properly (pdflatex is not an option nor it is 
dvipdfm)


are you sure about .ps stage? there is pdflatex, makes perfect pdfs
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Re: ps2pdf problem

2008-01-13 Thread Predrag Punosevac

Wojciech Puchar wrote:

For those unfamiliar with the package one needs to go through

.tex -- .dvi -- .ps -- .pdf

for graphics to display properly (pdflatex is not an option nor it is 
dvipdfm)


are you sure about .ps stage? there is pdflatex, makes perfect pdfs
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Yes, I am sure:-). Powerdot class of presentations is designed to use PS 
tricks and can not be compiled with pdflatex or should I say you can 
compile but you will lose most of graphics and colors.


If you want to try let me know of the mailing list and I will send you a 
file for you to try. By the way powerdot class is not included in the 
standard teTeX distribution and has never been ported to FreeBSD. That 
is way, I use TeXLive. On the same note teTeX port of FreeBSD doesn't 
contain the fonts necessary for building the package from the 
source(which is trivial), actually even worse it contains the older 
version of fonts with lots of dependencies. teTeX is dead and the 
efforts of the community should be directed towards porting TeXLive to 
FreeBSD.


Best,
Predrag Punosevac


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Re: ps2pdf problem

2008-01-13 Thread Wojciech Puchar

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Yes, I am sure:-). Powerdot class of presentations is designed to use PS 
tricks and can not be compiled with pdflatex or should I say you can compile 
but you will lose most of graphics and colors.




ok sorry i dodn't read carefully. i just use standard latex from tetex 
port, nothing more.

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ps2pdf problem

2008-01-12 Thread Predrag Punosevac

Dear All,
I was wondering if you could give me little help with Ghostscript.
I am using powerdot package to create presentation slides.
For those unfamiliar with the package one needs to go through

.tex -- .dvi -- .ps -- .pdf

for graphics to display properly (pdflatex is not an option nor it is 
dvipdfm)

Latex (actually TeXLive) and dvips do their job properly and I am getting
beautiful landscape slides (.ps).
However, when I pass the .ps file through the ghostcript with ps2pdf 
slides gets trimmed.


Is there some more advanced option for ps2pdfwr which will enable
me to conserve the proper width  of  slides?

Giving the presentation in .ps format is not an option since interactive 
links on slides are active only if the slides are in .pdf format.


GSview (Ghostscript) for Windows has capability to act as ps2pdf filter 
and does the job correctly but  I am  stamped by the fact that GV nor gs 
nor ghostview have similar capabilities. I read carefully man pages for 
ps2pdf and ps2pdfwr but I am not getting anywhere.

I am sure that I am not the only one who is using LaTeX for presentations
(with the landscape layout). What are other people experiences with the
slides and the Ghostscript.


Best,
Predrag

P. S. I am aware of Beamer, Prosper, and ppower4. None of these classes 
comes even close to the perfect layout, capability, and simplicity of 
the Powerdot class so I really want to resolve the problem.





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Re: ps2pdf problem

2008-01-12 Thread John Levine
However, when I pass the .ps file through the ghostcript with ps2pdf 
slides gets trimmed.

Is there some more advanced option for ps2pdfwr which will enable
me to conserve the proper width  of  slides?

It sounds like your pages are formatted as landscape and are being
translated as portrait.  See http://ghostscript.com/doc/current/Ps2pdf.htm

There are also options for larger page size which might be what you want.
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Re: ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange

2005-04-08 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Andreas Davour [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 After using these tools, installing the epsmegre port (and some
 others) and then removing the latter again, the former have stopped
 working!
 
 bash-2.05b$ ps2pdf elcFront.ps
 Unknown device: pdfwrite
 bash-2.05b$ ps2epsi elcFront.ps
 Unknown device: bit
 bash-2.05b$
 
 How come those devices they ask for have dissapeared, or why have they
 suddenly developed a need for them?
 
 Oddly enough, ps2epsi seems to produce the correct output, regardless
 of the error - ps2pdf not so.
 
 I have reinstalled ghostscript-gnu, but it didn't solve the problem.
 
 Are there some port around that messed with them in a way that didn't
 showed up untill I pkg_delete'd those ports?

Possibly.  That would be a bug in whichever port did that, and would
be worth fixing, but we'd have to identify the bug first.  

I think the file in question would be:
$ locate pdfwrite
/usr/local/share/ghostscript/7.07/lib/pdfwrite.ps
$ 
so check to see if you have it.
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Re: ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange

2005-04-08 Thread Andreas Davour
On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
Andreas Davour [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
After using these tools, installing the epsmegre port (and some
others) and then removing the latter again, the former have stopped
working!
bash-2.05b$ ps2pdf elcFront.ps
Unknown device: pdfwrite
bash-2.05b$ ps2epsi elcFront.ps
Unknown device: bit
bash-2.05b$
How come those devices they ask for have dissapeared, or why have they
suddenly developed a need for them?
Oddly enough, ps2epsi seems to produce the correct output, regardless
of the error - ps2pdf not so.
I have reinstalled ghostscript-gnu, but it didn't solve the problem.
Are there some port around that messed with them in a way that didn't
showed up untill I pkg_delete'd those ports?
Possibly.  That would be a bug in whichever port did that, and would
be worth fixing, but we'd have to identify the bug first.
I think the file in question would be:
   $ locate pdfwrite
   /usr/local/share/ghostscript/7.07/lib/pdfwrite.ps
   $
so check to see if you have it.
OK, so it is a file. I wasn't sure, and didn't think about locate it!
bash-2.05b$ locate pdfwrite
/usr/local/share/apps/kdeprint/filters/pdfwrite.desktop
/usr/local/share/apps/kdeprint/filters/pdfwrite.xml
/usr/local/share/ghostscript/7.07/lib/pdfwrite.ps
/usr/ports/print/ghostscript-gnu/work/ghostscript-7.07/lib/pdfwrite.ps
Apparantly it's there. Now why it's used I have no idea. Of course, I 
now have no idea which ports I have installed, deleted and reinstalled 
again )or in what order).

/Andreas
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ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange

2005-04-07 Thread Andreas Davour
After using these tools, installing the epsmegre port (and some others) 
and then removing the latter again, the former have stopped working!

bash-2.05b$ ps2pdf elcFront.ps
Unknown device: pdfwrite
bash-2.05b$ ps2epsi elcFront.ps
Unknown device: bit
bash-2.05b$
How come those devices they ask for have dissapeared, or why have they 
suddenly developed a need for them?

Oddly enough, ps2epsi seems to produce the correct output, regardless of 
the error - ps2pdf not so.

I have reinstalled ghostscript-gnu, but it didn't solve the problem.
Are there some port around that messed with them in a way that didn't 
showed up untill I pkg_delete'd those ports?

/Andreas
--
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
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ps2pdf

2003-07-29 Thread thursday
Greetings,

Ok, sorry for the idiot question, but I am a bit confued. 

I'm using FreeBSD 4.8 (FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0), and I need to 
avail myself of the ps2pdf utility. 

I understand that this utility is part of the psutils suite, which I installed from 
ports without any problem. 

But ps2pdf doesn't install anywhere (and doesn't exist in 
/usr/ports/print/psutils-letter/work/psutils). 

So I am a bit confused. It's installed by default apparently on a couple of Linux 
boxes I have access to, but I'd rather use my FreeBSD machine rather than the linux 
boxen.

I know ps2pdf is just a shell script to gs (but gs isn't installed either); can 
someone in the know give me a shove in the right direcetion? 

Thanks!

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ps2pdf

2003-07-29 Thread Andrea Venturoli
** Reply to note from thursday [EMAIL PROTECTED] Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:34:14 +


 I understand that this utility is part of the psutils suite, which I installed 
 from ports without any problem.  

No need for this in order to have ps2pdf.



 I know ps2pdf is just a shell script to gs (but gs isn't installed either); 
 can someone in the know give me a shove in the right direcetion?  

portinstall ghostscript-gnu

 bye
av.



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Re: ps2pdf

2003-07-29 Thread Erik Trulsson
On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 04:34:14PM +, thursday wrote:
 Greetings,
 
 Ok, sorry for the idiot question, but I am a bit confued. 
 
 I'm using FreeBSD 4.8 (FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0),
 and I need to avail myself of the ps2pdf utility.
 
 I understand that this utility is part of the psutils suite, which I
 installed from ports without any problem.

Your understanding is not correct. 

 
 But ps2pdf doesn't install anywhere (and doesn't exist in
 /usr/ports/print/psutils-letter/work/psutils).
 
 So I am a bit confused. It's installed by default apparently on a
 couple of Linux boxes I have access to, but I'd rather use my FreeBSD
 machine rather than the linux boxen.
 
 I know ps2pdf is just a shell script to gs (but gs isn't installed
 either); can someone in the know give me a shove in the right
 direcetion?

ps2pdf is installed as part of ghostscript. As you note it is just a
shell script frontend for ghostscript, so it is not of any use without
that installed.


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