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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 ...

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    Default ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange


    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

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    Default Re: ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange

    Andreas Davour <UU.SE> writes:
     

    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.
    Lowell Guest

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    Default Re: ps2pdf and ps2epsi behaving strange

    On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
     
    >
    > 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.[/ref]

    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

    --
    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?
    Andreas Guest

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