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Re: [groff] 01/05: [gropdf]: Skip a test if gs unavailable.

From: Deri
Subject: Re: [groff] 01/05: [gropdf]: Skip a test if gs unavailable.
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2023 12:20:52 +0000

On Tuesday, 14 February 2023 01:56:49 GMT G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> > If neither is available you still end up with a working gropdf but
> > only the base 14 fonts are available and you can't produce pdfs with
> > embedded fonts.  This can be seen when Bruno listed the contents of
> > his font/devpdf directory.
> ...I think the correct thing to do is skip the test, not fail it.

Hi Branden,

I agree, the test should be skipped if both gs AND URW fonts are not found, 
instead a message saying gropdf is restricted to base 14 fonts. If the URW 
fonts are found and gs is missing it should definitely still do the test.

The absence of the gs command is not a problem by itself, gropdf font 
selection is only restricted if the URW fonts are not found as well.

The config message should mention that gropdf font selection will be 
restricted, full service requires either ghostscript or the URW fonts to be 



> However, perhaps some of the commentary around the skipping, and around
> the absence of the 'gs' command reported by our configure script, could
> be fruitfully amended.  Maybe I could add "fully" to the comment in this
> test script.
> What language would you suggest in each place?
> Regards,
> Branden

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