[cups] GPL Ghostscript 9.21: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Tue Dec 12 03:51:32 PST 2017


On Dec 11 20:19 Ianseeks wrote (excerpt):
> [11/Dec/2017:20:05:01 +0000] [Job 1333] Error: /ioerror in --showpage--
> [11/Dec/2017:20:05:01 +0000] [Job 1333] Last OS error: Broken pipe
> [11/Dec/2017:20:05:01 +0000] [Job 1333] GPL Ghostscript 9.21: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
> It appears to be a Ghostscript issue

This is not an issue inside Ghostscript
but Ghostscript fails (with "Error: /ioerror")
because of a "Broken pipe" outside of Ghostscript.

Ghostscript is called within a pipe of various other
filtering programs like
... producer_program | Ghostscript | consumer_program ...

It seems the consumer_program had finished too early
so that the pipe "Ghostscript | consumer_program" broke and
then Ghostscript has no longer something valid whereto it
could send its output which is the reason why Ghostscript
can only fail with "Error: /ioerror".

You need to find out the root cause of the "Broken pipe".

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX GmbH - GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Jane Smithard,
Graham Norton - HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)

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