Debian Bug report logs - #429887
libcairo2: printing does not allow selection of page size; defaults to A4

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Package: libcairo2; Maintainer for libcairo2 is Dave Beckett <>; Source for libcairo2 is src:cairo.

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <>

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 01:39:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version libcairo/1.4.6-1.1

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From: "brian m. carlson" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: libcairo2: printing does not allow selection of page size; defaults to A4
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 01:38:15 +0000
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Package: libcairo2
Version: 1.4.6-1.1
Severity: normal

In evolution, when I print my address book, the print dialog never
allows me to choose a paper size and instead defaults to A4.
Specifically, the paper type drop-down box is disabled.  Both the
printer and /etc/papersize are correctly set to letter.

Since I am in the United States, A4 is an utterly useless default, since
my printer has only letter paper.  Consequently, I cannot print my
addressbook sanely: each page has parts chopped off (as is typical when
trying to print A4 documents on letter paper).

This can be reproduced with print to file (PDF) or on the remote (IPP)
printer.  Obviously, printing to file also requires choosing a paper
size, or else the rendering area will be inappropriately sized.

I filed the bug on libcairo2 since the generated PDF claims to have
cairo 1.4.6 as its generator.  Note, however, that epiphany does it
right; it uses letter as the size.  If this is the wrong package, please
do not hesitate to reassign it.

While this is a cosmetic problem, it inhibits usage of the printing
function in evolution for a significant portion of users, and so I filed
it as normal, not minor.

I can provide the PDF to the maintainers, but do not want to post my
address book publicly, for obvious reasons.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-rc5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libcairo2 depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.5-11         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1            2.4.2-1.2      generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.2.1-6        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.15~beta5-2 PNG library - runtime
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.0.3-7      X11 client-side library
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.2-1      X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-15     compression library - runtime

libcairo2 recommends no packages.

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