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Re: [Bug-gv] error opening files on other directories

From: Hans Fredrik Nordhaug
Subject: Re: [Bug-gv] error opening files on other directories
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:12:33 +0100
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On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 02:57:24PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
>     > Anyway, note that pdf2dsc sets .setsafe if the interpreter was started
>     > using -DDELAYSAFER instead of -DSAFE
>     > 
>     > So this is the solution: start the whole interpreter with -DDELAYSAFER
>     > rather than with -DSAFE
>     > 
>     > DELAYSAFER is new with GPL gs 8 versions.
>     > 
>     > I find this solution ideal.
>     Me too, but for ps-files this isn't what we want, because .setsafe is
>     never called. For pdf files it's perfectly fine to use DELAYSAFER since
>     .setsafe is called.
> True.
> Consider this: we always call the gs interpreter with:
> (the arguments passed to gv are controlled by resources on GV, by the way)

I know.
> so:
>     - old gs's will happily ignore DELAYSAFER setting the safe state.
>     - With new gs the DELAYSAFER takes precedence over SAFER (tested).

(I tested this too - I would expected it to be the other way round.)
> and regarding PS files, gv can omit the -DDELAYSAFER option when not
> reading a PDF.
> So i think the solution is complete.

Yes, it should work. 

I still don't understand why using "pdf2dsc %s %s" fails?  It works on the
command line. (pdf2dsc is using "gs -DSAFER -DDELAYSAFER" by the way.)


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