When I try to view any pdf file with gv, all I get is a whirling cursor on a blank page.

I used dpkg to install from stable, oldstable, experimental, unstable - same result.

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gv is broken in Debian testing, possibly because of a Ghostscript bug. Downgrading the latter might fix things for you. Failing that, you’ll have to wait for a fix, or use another tool to view PDF files.

  • Blah, no problem Stephen. Thanks a lot for the response. Thanks a lot for Debian and thanks a lot for Testing. It cured another more serious problem I hand.
    – tangent
    Nov 29, 2022 at 20:30

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