[scribus] Eps import suddenly doesn't work anymore

Georg Kastlunger georg.kast at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 1 16:45:42 UTC 2018

Dear Scribus Team,

I recently encountered the problem that I am not able to import any eps files via File>Import> Get_vector_file anymore. This is really puzzling because I never had a problem regarding this matter for years.

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, Scribus 1.4.6, Ghostscript 9.25.

The prompt I get is:

Importing File:



It appears that there's a problem regarding ghostscript, since the terminal output is:

PostScript import failed when calling gs as:
-q -dNOPAUSE -dNODISPLAY -dBATCH -dDELAYBIND -g6048x2016 -r288 -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=4 -c 450 -144 translate -sTraceFile=/home/georg/.scribus//ps.out -sExportFiles=<some_name> /usr/lib/scribus/import.prolog /<somepath>.eps -c flush cfile closefile

Ghostscript diagnostics:
        GPL Ghostscript 9.25: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
        Execution stack:
           %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
           --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   2042   1   3   %oparray_pop   2041   1   3   %oparra
        y_pop   --nostringval--   2022   1   3   %oparray_pop   1884   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop
          .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval
        --   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
        Dictionary stack:
           --dict:975/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:177/200(L)--   --dict:7/8(L)--

        Current allocation mode is local
        Current file position is 3303

However, looking at the images in ghostview directly works without any problems.

In the beginning, I thought that the fonts might be problematic but even the following file created via gnuplot, in this way:

gnuplot> set term eps color solid

gnuplot> set out 'test.eps'

gnuplot> p x

can not be imported and the error is the same.

I tried updating scribus, ghostscript, ghostscript-font (gsfont), without success.

Dou you maybe have any idea or experience how I could solve this issue?

Thank you in advance, Georg
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