Re: ghostscript problem in F11

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Please ignore the gibberish I was spouting below. I now notice that I
am missing a "-" on sOutputFile that is apparent in the wrapped
version below but I it missed in the long command line.

Sorry for the noise.


2009/9/9 Gavin Simpson <[email protected]>:
> Dear List,
> I'm trying to use ghostscript to merge a couple of PDFs. The approach
> I'm using has worked reliably on Fedora 7-10 (IIRC) however I'm
> experiencing a problem when trying to run my gs command on Fedora 11
> on a new desktop. I am running the following:
> gs -dAutoRotatePages=/None -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress
> -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite
> sOutputFile=foo.pdf doc1.pdf doc2.pdf doc3.pdf
> This fails with the message:
> GPL Ghostscript 8.70 (2009-07-31)
> Copyright (C) 2009 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
> **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.
> My web searches indicate that this means gs can't open the output
> file. I'm running this in a directory in my Home and I have rw
> permissions there. All the files are located in this one directory.
> I'm a bit stumped now as to what to try next. There is some indication
> (from the web searches I did) that this may be related to permissions
> on the temporary location where gs is working initially. However I
> have no idea how to find out what/where this location may be, how to
> change it etc.
> Here are my gs versions:
> $ yum list all | grep ghost
> ghostscript.x86_64                    8.70-1.fc11                 @updates
> ghostscript-fonts.noarch              5.50-20.fc11                installed
> Any help, much appreciated.
> G
> [Ps: Yes, I know I can do this with one of several GUI tools, but the
> command line used to work and I'd like to get it working on my new
> desktop.]

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