[cups.bugs] [MOD] STR #3089: Use Ghostscript for the pdftops filter by default as Poppler's pdftops does not support documents with pages of different sizes
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 01:42:27 PST 2009
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In the last days we have discussed and solved the problem of printing
documents which contain pages of different sizes to a printer which has
all the needed sizes supplied and having the printer printing each page on
the correct paper size.
See the following bug:
It works correctly if CUPS 1.4 is built with a Ghostscript-based pdftops
filter (HAVE_PDFTOPS not set). With pdftopdf based on Poppler's pdftops
(HAVE_PDFTOPS set) all pages get scaled into the size of the first page of
the document. This is a problem of Poppler:
The Poppler developers semm to do not intend to have this functionality in
their pdftops tool. A Poppler developer tells in this bug report:
That's more a wish than a bug, in the sense that pdftops was never ment to
output different page sizes per page :D (<- probably they mean "per
So CUPS 1.4 should default to use Ghostscript for doing the conversion
from PDF to PostScript.
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