Re: gnuplot and PDF
On Sunday 25 September 2005 10:20 pm, Marc Wilson wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 10:29:35PM +0100, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> > does anyone know why the testing gnuplot package does not support
> > PDF output ?
> When has gnuplot ever supported output to PDF?
Actually, version 4 of gnuplot does support output to PDF... at least,
the upstream source does. I'm running testing, and the command "set
terminal pdf" gives an "unknown or ambigious terminal type" -- which
means that it doesn't know how to print PDFs. So the gnuplot in
testing does not support PDFs.
On the gnuplot home page, I did see a mention  that the PDF output
ability "requires libpdf". I'm not sure what libpdf is; there does not
seem to be a Debian package with that name. My guess is that the
gnuplot package maintainer did not compile the binary with that library
for some reason, so that's why our gnuplot does not support that (yet).
Jerome, you might want to file a bug report or feature request on the
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