[Scribus] eps graphics in V 1.2.1-1 and 1.2.5.dfsg-5+b1

avox avox
Wed Apr 18 18:51:42 CEST 2007

Robin Haunschild wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Scribus quite a time. Thanks for this great program! Being a 
> Debian user, I used Scribus in the version 1.2.1-1 from sarge. After 
> the upgrade to etch with Scribus 1.2.5.dfsg-5+b1, my eps graphics are 
> broken: some are partly displayed and the most are only white in my 
> "old" Scribus files. This occurs independently, if I use eps level 2.0 
> or 3.0. The problem also occurs in a new document when I insert a eps 
> graphic into a picture frame in the Scribus version 1.2.5.dfsg-5+b1. Is 
> it a Debian related problem (some of these dfsg things) or did the 
> Scribus compatability change during these versions? png graphics are 
> still fine. A downgrade to 1.2.5-dfsg-1 from debian.scribus.net is not 
> possible, because these etch packages are still depending on sarge 
> packages (python2.3 and libqt3c102). Interestingly, scribus-ng (version 
> also fails in displaying eps graphics.

Scribus uses ghostscript to render eps files. Make sure it uses the latest
gs from Artifex (GPL or AFPL 8.56) and *not* ESP's ghostscript (which is
usually used by cups).

We generally recoomend Scribus 1.3.3.x over Scribus 1.2.x.

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