|Date: ||Fri, 13 Dec 1996 15:08:39 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||Andrew Patrick <andrew@CALVIN.DGBT.DOC.CA>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Andrew Patrick <andrew@CALVIN.DGBT.DOC.CA>|
|Organization: ||Communications Research Centre|
|Subject: ||Re: Ongoing UNIX matters (fwd)|
In article <Pine.GSO.3.95-960729.961211172123.10371Cemail@example.com>,
Cathy Thompson <Cathy.Thompson@DURHAM.AC.UK> wrote:
>Can anyone help?
>We have a problem with version 6.1 for Sun Solaris. When asking for
>PostScript output from a text window SPSS throws up an error to the effect
>that it cannot find or open the PSstd.fonts file.
>I have been in touch with SPSS in the UK and they have offered a 'fix'
>which requires the font files to be located in a directory /dvx. Whilst
>we can get the printing to work using this 'fix' our systems people are
>very unhappy with what is required. I have enquired further of SPSS (see
>below), but have had no response.
I reported this same problem in April 1996, and it was assigned
tracking number 104097. My last correspondence on this item was on
16 May 96 from "Brenda Litin <firstname.lastname@example.org>" who wrote:
Your hypothesis was indeed correct: we did hardcode our own
postscript directory into the program. The short-term solution is
to create that directory structure and have links to the fonts.
Let me know if you need additional details.
Obviously, SPSS considers "short-term" to be longer than 6 months.
This is a programming bug, plain and simple, and not a design problem.
The only solution that seems to be possible is to create the /dvx
directory and then build the symbolic links to the location of the
Unfortunately, I have had other similar problems with SPSS's UNIX
products and similar (lack of) responses when requesting fixes.
Andrew Patrick, Ph.D. <email@example.com>
Networks Services & Interfaces Laboratory
Communications Research Centre