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Postby Zill » 05 Nov 2016 23:17

Questions have been raised about the current (stable) versions of Ghostscript and Evince. I have tested this on both .ps and .eps files as well as .pdf on Evince and found all seems to work OK.

mhwelsh wrote:... Ghostscript (stable) received a security update and it no longer produces .ps files.
Ghostscript still seems to produce .ps files for me...
  • Open file "tux.jpg" with Shutter
  • Print to file "" selecting Postscript button
  • Open file "" with Evince
  • Save screenshot "tux.png"
tux.png (63.99 KiB) Viewed 1610 times
mhwelsh wrote:I have been having trouble with evince trying to display .ps and .pdf files as you have clearly described.
Evince also opens example Ghostscript (.eps) files for me...
  • Install ghostscript-doc
  • Goto /usr/share/doc/ghostscript/examples/tiger.eps.gz
  • Extract file "tiger.eps"
  • Open file "tiger.eps" with Evince
  • Save screenshot "Tiger.png"
Tiger.png (110.11 KiB) Viewed 1610 times
My package versions are as follows...

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ghostscript: 9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u4
evince: 3.14.1-2+deb8u1
imagemagick: 8:
enscript: (none)
Are any other users experiencing problems?

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