Re: [Rd] R-devel Digest, Vol 34, Issue 5

From: ivo welch <ivowel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 05 Dec 2005 - 13:30:45 GMT

actually, I can confirm now that gs AFPL 8.53 is the "culprit" here on #2, copied below again (though it is not a bug but a feature, albeit one you need to know about.) the -dSAFER switch, which appears in later versions of AFPL gs, not only eliminates renamefile and deletefile (manpage), but seemingly also allows only fonts in the GS_LIB path to be used   export GS_LIB=/usr/local/share/texmf/fonts/type1/yandy:$GS_LIB fixes this protection problem for me. hope this will help some of you when you run R pdf files through gs. regards,

/iaw

[2] I do not believe this is an R bug, but I want to mention it anyway
> because it comes from interacting the R-created graphics with gs. for
> some
> odd reason, when I include these external lucida fonts, and create
> graphics
> in R, the R-created pdf can no longer be distilled by gs 8.53, because it
> stumbles into a safety issue. that is, all the gs scripts named 'ps2pdf*'
> have the option -dSAFER on by default, which disables the renamefile and
> deletefile operators, and it somehow prevents finding the fonts. (the
> bug
> does not appear if I do not use the external fonts.)
>
>
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.postscript/browse_frm/thread/3613c16aec64a9ed/a7c40582a0b5be1b?lnk=st&q=ivowel&rnum=1&hl=en#a7c40582a0b5be1b
>
> regards,
>
> /iaw
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