[pdftex] pdfPicture for pdftex

Thomas Esser te at informatik.uni-hannover.de
Wed Dec 5 19:01:12 CET 2001

> > too hard to add another invocation of GS with "-sDEVICE=bbox" to the
> > eps2pdf Perl script to deal with cases where the PS file does not have
> > useful bbox information.
> I am planning this, but I have no time for it next time.
> On Unix systems this is easy, but ...
> The problem is that ghostscript writes its result on STDERR,
> -sOutputFile does not work. Redirecting STDERR is not too
> trivial, especially, if this should be done in a compatible way.

Well, I consider it a bug in gs. If you say "-sDEVICE=bbox", then the bb
info is what you are primary interested in. Sending this information to
stderr makes no sense. They do not write the PCL to stderr if you say


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