Bug 691203

Summary: can only print fully black page - pstoraster-error
Product: Ghostscript Reporter: Andrwe <au+ghostscript>
Component: CUPS driverAssignee: Michael Sweet <mike>
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Bug traffic <tech>
Severity: critical    
Priority: P4 CC: linas_fi, martincanoy
Version: 8.71   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   
Customer: Word Size: ---
Attachments: The r10890 commit from Till, as a patch

Description Andrwe 2010-03-19 08:39:38 UTC
Hi,

since the update of ghostscript to version 8.71 there are many reportings in the forum of Arch Linux about an error.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=727987#p727987
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=91272

The error occuring is that everyone prints a black page until they downgrade to ghostscript 8.70.

Maybe it is related to Arch Linux but we didn't found the reason yet.

The message occuring in the log of cups is 
"(/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster) crashed on segnal 11!"

Here are some printers where teh problem occurs:

Epson D92
Canon Pixma MP830
Epson DX4050
Epson CX7300
Epson SX600FW
Epson DX3850
Comment 1 Hin-Tak Leung 2010-03-19 08:48:12 UTC
This is most likely a duplicate of bug 691108 which had us (and Redhat and Ubuntu) worried for a while, and was fixed by SVN rev 10890 . Please backport that commit and see if it fixes yours problem.

Please re-open if r10890 does not fix issues.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 691108 ***
Comment 2 linas_fi 2010-03-20 12:10:54 UTC
Confirmed. Doesn't segfault any more for me on latest svn.ghostscript.com
The mirror at code.google.com is outdated, though.
Comment 3 Hin-Tak Leung 2010-03-20 12:59:25 UTC
Created attachment 6108 [details]
The r10890 commit from Till, as a patch

The bug fix commit as a patch, for those who wants to try it.