Bug#551382: Printing: Odd/Even pages vs. n-up printing

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sat Oct 17 21:14:14 UTC 2009

Package: evince
Version: 2.26.2-2
Severity: normal

Hash: SHA1


when printing a PDF file on my cheap desktop printer, I use the
odd/even feature of evince’s print dialog to get duplex printing: I
first print all even pages, take the paper, rotate it manually the right
way for my printer, feed them back in and print the odd pages.

I just tried to do the same with page selections (1,3,5,9-27) and 2-up
printing. The result was not what I wanted: It selected the even
“logical” pages, not the “physical” pages. That is, the printer produced
sheets of paper with pages 6+8, 10+12,..., instead of 5+9, 12+13...

At least for my usecase, I want to select even/odd physical pages, and I
don’t see a good usecase for selecting logical pages here.

Thanks for considering this,

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages evince depends on:
ii  evince-common          2.26.2-2          Document (postscript, pdf) viewer 
ii  gconf2                 2.28.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.28.0-1          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.28.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.9-27            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.8-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.16-2          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.82-2            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libevince1             2.26.2-2          Document (postscript, pdf) renderi
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-4           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.11-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4            2.28.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.22.2-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.26.1-1          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.18.2-1          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                2:1.0.5-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnautilus-extension1 2.28.0-2          libraries for nautilus components 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.26.0-1          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpoppler-glib4       0.10.6-1          PDF rendering library (GLib-based 
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.2-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                2.7.6.dfsg-1      GNOME XML library
ii  shared-mime-info       0.70-1            FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evince recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.16-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gvfs                          1.4.0-2    userspace virtual filesystem - ser

Versions of packages evince suggests:
ii  nautilus                      2.28.0-2   file manager and graphical shell f
pn  poppler-data                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  unrar                         <none>     (no description available)

- -- no debconf information

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