Printing white rectangles from OpenOffice produces yellow rectangles on paper

Bug #576293 reported by Roel van Os on 2010-05-06
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ghostscript (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ghostscript

When I create a drawing in OpenOffice consisting of rectangle with white fill and a black border, the rectangle will be filled with yellow when I print it. I've tried changing most printing options (color correction, temperature, etc), this doesn't make a difference.

This did not occur on Karmic. I tracked it down to ghostscript: if I compile and install the ghostscript packages from Karmic in Lucid, the problem goes away.

I will attach a sample document and the resulting PostScript that is sent to the printer. The printer is a Xerox 6180MFP, which is a color printer with PS support.

Ubuntu version:

  Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  Release: 10.04

Installed ghostscript packages (this is with the packages from Karmic, when the problem doesn't occur):

ghostscript:
  Installed: 8.70.dfsg.1-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5
  Version table:
     8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
 *** 8.70.dfsg.1-0ubuntu3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

libgs8:
  Installed: 8.70.dfsg.1-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5
  Version table:
     8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
 *** 8.70.dfsg.1-0ubuntu3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ghostscript-cups:
  Installed: 8.70.dfsg.1-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5
  Version table:
     8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
 *** 8.70.dfsg.1-0ubuntu3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Roel van Os (roel-van-os) wrote :
Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Can you also attach the original OpenOffice.org file? Thanks.

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
Roel van Os (roel-van-os) wrote :

> Can you also attach the original OpenOffice.org file? Thanks.

That's attachment #1 (http://launchpadlibrarian.net/47919908/rectangle.odg).

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

It is possible that the proposed fix for bug 539708 also solves your problem. Please go there and try out the fix.

Roel van Os (roel-van-os) wrote :

In my report I stated that running the Karmic ghostscript on Lucid didn't show any problems. This was incorrect. It doesn't seem to be a ghostscript problem, so I've marked this bug as Invalid. I'll investigate some more and reopen or refile if necessary.

Thanks for your attention, anyway :-)

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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