Comment 2 for bug 281419

Christian Prim (christian-prim) wrote :

ps2ascii is a shell-script. It calls ghostscript (gs) as an interpreter. The interpreted ps-file (which does the work) is called /usr/share/ghostscript/8.63/lib/ps2ascii.ps. The Interpreter itself (that is ghostscript) doesn't crash with a segmentation fault or so. So a backtrace won't bring anything to solve the problem.

The problem is probably with the ps2ascii.ps-file. Or the new ghostscript missinterpretes this file.

On my system (amd64) the problem occurs in every situation. ps2ascii doesn't work in any circumstances.

Just for your information: ps2epsi works identically to ps2ascii without any problems!
(the shellscript ps2epsi is a bit longer and complexer than ps2ascii, but it calls in the same manner ghostscript as interpreter with a ps2epsi.ps-file)

Hope, this helps you enough.