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Scoperzor
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Open printing to pdf produces no file

Post by Scoperzor » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:37 am

I've been using 'open printing to pdf' successfully on a few Linux systems so far, but there's one I'm struggling with and I can't pinpoint the reason for it.

The result of open printing to pdf is always empty, regardless of not creating the file, so is there any other way to troubleshoot what is going on? I have root privileges on the user and have granted full write permissions to the executable and all folders within the base directory.

Please let me know what information I can supply to help resolve this.

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Re: Open printing to pdf produces no file

Post by MaxV » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:24 pm

If it is the standalone, verify if the library file is copied (revpdfprinter.so).
If you use the last versions of livecode, there is bug around about the folder char separator that should be always /, but sometimes becomes \.
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Re: Open printing to pdf produces no file

Post by Scoperzor » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:24 am

MaxV wrote:If it is the standalone, verify if the library file is copied (revpdfprinter.so).
If you use the last versions of livecode, there is bug around about the folder char separator that should be always /, but sometimes becomes \.
I only use 7.0.6 to compile Linux standalones as later versions (8+) give me a multitude of issues. Yes, revpdfprinter.so is copied in and in the correct folder. The application responds similarly to when I exclude the external file, so it's almost as if it isn't correctly used/accessed during the file creation.

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Re: Open printing to pdf produces no file

Post by MaxV » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:54 am

launch yout program with linux strace command, it will say what's wrong. In the Linux shell launch:

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strace  path_to_my_app
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