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Re: [opensuse] PDFs printing 2" offset in landscape mode with Adobe
On November 28, 2014 7:28:19 PM PST, "Carlos E. R."
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2014-11-29 02:56, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 11/28/2014 02:11 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Adobe? You mean acroread? No way it can be the default, as it is no
longer distributed. Adobe no longer supports Linux.

What are you really using? what oS?

Why? What do you use?


That's ancient history.

They may not support it but that doesn't stop me running it :-)

The reason I ask this is that this odd formatting is recent and I
if it is to do with the way adobe invokes ghostscript to hand off to
CUPS in postscript.

It gets different with acroread in the mix.
I think it does its own decoding, then calls the printer, handing over
the postscript data.

Damn it all, this printer can handle PDF directly!

But acroread may not know it :-)
Or cups.

zypper info acroread
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Information for package acroread:

Yes, but you do not get updates to it for two reasons: one, that 12.2
out of maintenance anyway, but the other reason is that adobe stopped
maintenance of the Linux version of acroread on 2013-07

«Adobe no longer provides security updates for Adobe Reader under
Therefore the "acroread" RPM package is dropped from the distribution
for openSUSE 13.1 to protect openSUSE users.
The Adobe Reader version 9 had end of support since July 2013. The new
versions 10 and 11 (Adobe Reader X and XI) are not available for Linux»

The recommendation is to, at least, remove the package
"acroread-browser-plugin", to impede read pdfs directly from the
with adobe software.

I use acroread sometimes, but I jailed it with apparmour.

Again, Carlos, you are fixating on the fact that the package aren't under
maintenance rather than solving the problem. The package doesn't instantly bit
rot like yesterdays fish just because it is not under maintenance.

Anton has been around long enough to have earned your respect for knowing what
he is doing.

Anton can define a raw printer in cups and pass the PDF straight through.

The most likely point of failure is cups because Apple has gutted it. Many
many PPDs are corrupt in recent versions of cups that worked perfectly in older
versions of OS.
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