a2ping 2.77p is not compatible with Ghostscript 9.22

Bug #1768062 reported by Akira Yokosawa
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texlive-extra (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is not necessarily a bug, but a version mismatch.
a2ping 2.77p uses gs extension which was removed in gs 9.22.
As Ubuntu Bionic has gs 9.22, a2ping 2.77p does not work there.

a2ping was updated by its maintainer to 2.83p, which is compatible
with gs 9.22 or later as well as with old versions of gs, and has
been in upstream CTAN since mid-March. See: https://ctan.org/pkg/a2ping

It is included in TeX Live 2018 just released.

a2ping 2.83p contains feature upgrade and some reorganization in
packaging. I'm not sure if upgrading to 2.83p is acceptable for Bionic,
so appended is a minimal patch to update 2.77p to 2.77p1.
This patch was acked by the maintainer.

This issue was first observed on Fedora 27 when gs was upgraded from
9.20 to 9.22. It was reported at:
I provided the same patch there, but it has not been packaged
successfully there yet.

I'd appreciate if a2ping could restore compatibility on Ubuntu Bionic.



Tags: patch
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Akira Yokosawa (akiyks) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Minimal patch to update a2ping.pl 2.77p to 2.77p1" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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