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Re: Ghostscript Version: 4.01-4

Mario Olimpio de Menezes wrote:
>         I'm getting a error concerning fonts not found:
> Aladdin Ghostscript 4.01 (1996-7-10)

> Can't find (or can't open) font file n021003l.pfb.
> Unable to substitute for font.
> Error: /invalidfont in findfont
> Operand stack:
>    --nostringval--   Times-Roman   28548   --nostringval--   Times-Roman
> NimbusRomNo9L-Regu
>         The specified file exist and is in /usr/lib/ghostscript/fonts:
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        35161 Oct 24 18:55 n021003l.pfb
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        34996 Oct 24 18:56 n021004l.pfb
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        37139 Oct 24 18:56 n021023l.pfb
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        36325 Oct 24 18:56 n021024l.pfb

I had this _exact_ problem. I initially fixed it by making a symlink of
the fonts directory from /usr/lib/ghostscript/4.01/fonts, or whatever it
but then I was told this was because I had an old debian package

I (and you) had an old ghostscript installed. The latest (4.03) is the
/non-free/binary-i386/gs-aladdin_4.03-7.deb and this problem will go
away when you install this new package.

If I remember correctly, I couldn't coerce dselect to do this
installation because of the version numbers. The ghostscript in text has
the name
"gs_3.33-3.deb", which dselect sees as older than our 4.01. I assume
when we originally installed ghostscript it was called 4.01, but then
due to
copyright reasons it was replaced whith an older version. Your problem
is (I believe) also fixed in gs_3.33-3.deb, so you can install it or
gs-aladdin_4.03-7.deb. Go with the gs-aladdin_4.03-7.deb unless you have
a problem with the copyright business.

I don't recall, but I may have done a "--purge" on ghostscript first,
and then
installed gs-aladdin_4.03-7.deb.

BTW, if you use ghostview, you'll probably like "gv" _much_ better, as I


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