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Old 07-25-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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Unable to open PDFs with gv if they're in another directory

I have Firefox set to automatically open PDFs with gv and as such, it saves the files to /tmp before they're opened. The opening fails and the following error message is an example of what gv gives me:

Error: /invalidfileaccessESP Ghostscript 815.00: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
 in --file--
Operand stack:
   (/tmp/mpg_pervasive06.pdf)   (r)
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1115/1686(ro)(G)--   --
If I try to open the file with gv from a terminal, I get the same thing unless I cd to /tmp first (in which case it works fine). This occurs wherever I put the file, e.g. if I'm in /tmp and I try to open a PDF in my home directory, the same thing happens. The only exception seems to be if the file is in a sub-directory of where I am. Oddly, the problem doesn't happen with PostScript files :/.

Any ideas? I don't want to go back to using Xpdf, because I can't zoom in and scroll without that messing up .


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