Bug #988

psconvert uses bad temporary PDF filename when transparency is activated

Added by Paul almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2016-10-23
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Paul% Done:


Target version:Candidate for next bugfix release
Affected version:5.x-svn Platform:


When the PostScript contains transparency settings and we want a non-PDF output (e.g., TIF), then psconvert first makes a temporary PDF file (to get the transparency) and then converts the PDF to TIF. Unfortunately, the intermediate PDF filename uses the same namestem as the PS. This means any previously rendered PDF file will be overwritten, then deleted (since it is a temporary file).
Solution is to pick a true temporary filename when making these intermediate PDF files.


#1 Updated by Paul almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Paul
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Now use an intermediate file name (PSNAME + _intermediate + .pdf) for the rendering to PDF when it is not the final product. In r17248.

#2 Updated by Joaquim almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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