GSview 4 Bugs

This file contains information about known bugs, and workarounds or fixes when available.


Problem: (4.7) GSview seems to hang on startup.

Fix: Use GSview 4.8.

Workaround: Kill GSview using the task manager. Delete gsview32.ini from the user profile directory. Try restarting GSview.


Problem: (any) GSview crashes with assert in Ghostscript 8.13 gxccman.c.

Fix: Use Ghostscript 8.14.

Workaround: Disable text anti-aliasing.


Problem: (4.4) X11 GSview crashes on startup if LANG environment variable is not set.

Workaround: Use GSview 4.5.

Workaround: Define the LANG environment variable.


Problem: (4.3) GSview won't print PDF files with AFPL Ghostscript 8.00. This is due to some security changes in Ghostscript.

Workaround: Use GSview 4.4 or later.

Workaround: Disable "Options | Safer".


Problem: (4.2) GSview displays with wrong resolution or orientation. This is due to a bug introduced by the security improvements in AFPL Ghostscript 7.04.

Workaround: Apply this patch

Workaround: Disable "Options | Safer".


Problem: (4.1) Attempting to display any file results in an Unrecoverable error: invalidaccess in .setdevice. This occurs with GSview 4.0 or 4.1 used in conjunction with AFPL Ghostscript 7.04, due to some security improvements.

Workaround: Use GSview 4.2.

Workaround: Disable "Options | Safer".


Problem: (4.1) "gsview /E filename" doesn't work.

Workaround: Use GSview 4.0.


Problem: (4.1) GSview Linux in German shows some Spanish text.

Workaround: Look at src/gvxinit.c lines 858-859. Fix the typo and recompile.


Problem: (4.0) DOS EPS file is invalid if adding TIFF preview and EPS omits trailer. If an EPS file omits the trailer and a TIFF preview is added by GSview or epstool, the DOS EPS file will contain an incorrect size for the PostScript section. The same bug occurs if a user supplied preview is added. This does not affect adding a Windows MetaFile preview.

Workaround: Append the following line to the EPS file before adding the preview


Workaround: Use GSview 4.1.

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