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[opensuse] Bug in ghostscript 8.71 causes hylafax to send blank pages
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:58:28 -0500
  • Message-id: <4CA28124.9090003@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Anyone using hylafax should be aware that a bug in ghostscript 8.71
will case
hylafax to send blank pages. The following is the response from the upstream

<quote Aidan Van Dyk - hylafax dev>

David, you using ghostscript 8.71 on that server? That's a known bug,
fixed in recent releases. Ghostscript 8.71 changed the default
"strip" size of MMR tiff, which affects what hylafax expects...
faxsend needs a "single" strip of image data to send, and with a small
strip size, gs makes multi-strip images, which come out as blank

Workarounds (any will work):
- edit $SPOOL/bin/{ps,pdf}, add -dMaxStripSize=0 to the GS
call, to make gs produce single-strip images
- edit $SPOOL/etc/config set Use2D:No to make faxq not prepare MMR images

Or, upgrade ;-)


David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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