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Bug#909076: ghostscript: ps2ascii crashes: Error: /typecheck in --.bind--

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 08:54:24PM +0200, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:
> There is still the output changes produces, which might impact
> (build)-rdepends, so we might need to be extra careful here (although
> ps2ascii is possibly not widely used).

rather, I think very few software may be as annoying about their
dependencies output as diffoscope is.  And anyway it's only the
testsuite of diffoscope that it is.

> So this would imply changed behaviour in a stable release, and thus
> need extra care to not break more (ps2ascii might not be widely used
> still).

Diffoscope was later been updated to only check the output of ps2ascii
if the version reported was >= 9.21.
I think if that output change was to happen in a stable release and I
were asked to fix diffoscope, I'd just disable that one, rather the
going around asking dpkg what debian revision ghostscript has…

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