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Old 05-25-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Is there a bug in file-5.05?


I have just found a solution to a problem with a Brother printer. It seems that file 5.05 was not recognising the postscript produced by the filters and was sending the postscript to the printer as text. This was solved by downgrading file to 5.04

Of course the bug could be in the Brother drivers rather than file. Has anyone else had any problems with file?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 03:16 AM   #2
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Check the first few characters. If you print to file with open office, you should see
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%!PS-Adobe-3.0
%%BoundingBox: (atend)
%%Creator: (OpenOffice.org 3.2)
and file-5.05 in slackware reports
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test.ps: PostScript document text conforming DSC level 3.0, Level 3
 
Old 05-27-2011, 04:25 AM   #3
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I found this in an Arch forum

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For what it's worth, I've been having the same problem on my gentoo box.* It seems that one of the CUPS filters (pstops) appends 0x0a04 to postscript files; this causes file to break, and thus the Brother filters think they're getting raw text that should be printed.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 12:55 AM   #4
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If you are running -Current, try the new file 5.0.7
 
Old 05-29-2011, 05:36 AM   #5
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I am not running current but I tried file 5.0.7 and that gave the same problem.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 07:01 AM   #6
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You might want to file a bug report against the application then here
 
Old 05-29-2011, 08:38 AM   #7
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Someone has done it 0000126
 
Old 05-29-2011, 10:52 AM   #8
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Indeed and its already fixed in rcs http://bugs.gw.com/view.php?id=126

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Old 05-29-2011, 12:59 PM   #9
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I don't get where the 'fixed' version is.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #10
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grab the latest commits, could be you need only this.

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