14 March 2014

564.Very, very briefly: ps2pdf not working on jessie 12 March 2014

Update: see second comment below post.

ps2pdf example.ps produces

Error: /typecheck in /findfont
Operand stack:
   -66.7   --nostringval--   0   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   {}
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1910   1   3   %oparray_pop   1909   1   3   %oparray_pop   1893   1   3   %oparray_pop   1787   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   %array_continue   --nostringval--   1868   6   6   %oparray_pop
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1164/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:78/200(L)--   --dict:196/300(L)--   --dict:44/200(L)--   --dict:194/256(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
Current file position is 393007
GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
The workaround is to remove the package  fonts-font-awesome, which will remove texlive-fonts-extra. As far as I understand a fix is included upstreams and will work its way down to Jessie eventually.


  1. Hi lindqvist,
    thank you so much! If there is one reason to run a blog, then yours. I am having a private textfile for my solutions of all sort, but I should consider doing the same as you.
    Some more keywords: Encountered this problem on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE), which is based on Debian Testing.

  2. Still better:

    sudo rm /usr/share/fonts/woff/font-awesome/*.woff

    And then
    fc-cache -s

    Solution taken from