Bug#928806: evince: Printing when viewing dvi file doesn't work: Permission denied

Manuel Bilderbeek Manuel.Bilderbeek at gmail.com
Sat May 11 14:53:45 BST 2019

Package: evince
Version: 3.30.2-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I viewed a DVI file on with evince and clicked on the Print icon in the menu.
Selected printer and pressed OK. Nothing happend.
Message in terminal:
 Failed to execute child process “dvipdfm” (Permission denied)

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

No idea what I could do. But manually running dvipdfm on the file and lpr'ing
it resulted in a good print.

I think this worked fine a few months ago... but I don't know what changed.

Kind regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages evince depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.30.1-2
ii  evince-common                                3.30.2-3
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.28.1-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.30.0-2
ii  libc6                                        2.28-10
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.16.0-4
ii  libcairo2                                    1.16.0-4
ii  libevdocument3-4                             3.30.2-3
ii  libevview3-3                                 3.30.2-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.38.1+dfsg-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.58.3-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-17              
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.24.5-1
ii  libnautilus-extension1a                      3.30.5-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.42.4-6
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.42.4-6
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18.7-1
ii  shared-mime-info                             1.10-1

Versions of packages evince recommends:
ii  dbus-user-session [default-dbus-session-bus]  1.12.12-1
ii  dbus-x11 [dbus-session-bus]                   1.12.12-1

Versions of packages evince suggests:
ii  gvfs             1.38.1-3
ii  nautilus-sendto  3.8.6-3
ii  poppler-data     0.4.9-2
ii  unrar            1:5.6.6-1

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