Subject: pkg/10680: ghostscript-6.01 fails to run
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/25/2000 16:46:12
>Number:         10680
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       ghostscript-6.01 fails to run
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jul 25 16:47:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Trevin Beattie
>Release:        1.4.2
Eyring Corporation
NetBSD 1.4.2 NetBSD 1.4.2 (TUKTU) #0: Thu Mar 23 09:25:10 MST 2000 i386

The pre-built binary for Ghostscript 6.01 on the i386 platform fails to run
because of a missing initialization file: "".

Install the ghostscript-6.01 binary for i386/NetBSD-1.4.2, along with all prerequisite packages.
Run something like "gv" or "ps2pdf testfile.pdf".  You get:

Can't find (or open) initialization file (
Unrecoverable error: undefinedfilename in
Operand stack:

Unexpected interpreter error -22.
Error object: (127a)string(11)0x44316e
Operand stack at 0x205454:
0x209094: 0x12 str  --F-rx--- 0x000a 0x0004029c =
Execution stack at 0x205418:
0x20a9fc: 0x0f oper --F---e-- 0x0000 0x000448e8 = %interp_exit
0x20aa04: 0x03 file --G-rxe-- 0x0001 0x001fe58c
0x20aa0c: 0x04 arry --Gwrxe-- 0x0004 0x00440b18
0x20aa14: 0x05 mpry --G-rxe-- 0x0039 0x0025e25a
Dictionary stack at 0x2053c0:
0x20b22c: 0x02 dict --Gwrx--- 0x0015 0x001fc034
0x20b234: 0x02 dict --Gwrx--- 0x0020 0x003c6364
0x20b23c: 0x02 dict --Lwrx--- 0x0000 0x0020501c
0x20b244: 0x02 dict --Gwrx--- 0x0015 0x001fc034

Apparently vflib was added to support Japanese vector fonts.
It was not required in ghostscript-5.50, which runs just fine.
Can't we simply build a new ghostscript-6.01 package which does not require Japanese fonts?