Section 4 : Troubleshooting

Q437: document conversion script was not found?

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document conversion script was not found?

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 07:44:55 +0200 (MST)
From: Matthias Apitz < >
Subject: Re: Installion of Hylafax

Richard Freilich wrote:
    On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, Jonathan Chen wrote:
    > On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, Richard Freilich wrote:
    > > --
    > > Your facsimile job to 78478420 was not sent because
    > > the document conversion script was not found.
    > > --
    > Did you install ghostscript?
    Yep, ghostscript is correctly installed in /usr/local/lib/ghostscript

For the use of ghostscript in HylaFAX you need:
- the ghostscript fonts (e,g, below /usr/local/lib/ghostscript)
  and other ghostscript files;
- the ghostscript binary itself linked w/ the TIFF driver;
- the conversion script in spool/bin

In your case HylaFAX is complaining about the missing script
spool/bin/ps2fax; this should be linked by faxsetup(1M) to
spool/bin/ - please check it out and try to
figure out why faxsetup(1M) failed to make this link;


Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 10:48:11 GMT
From: Laércio Fortes < >
Subject: Re: document conversion script was not found

>faxsetup(1M) should create a link in the HylaFAX spooling area from
>bin/ to bin/ps2fax - check if this was done by faxsetup(1M)
>and the link exist; if there is no bin/ps2fax you can't send
>PostScript files; if the link doesn't exist try to find
>out why faxsetup(1M) didn't create it; faxsetup(1M) is a shell
>script in sbin/
>	matthias

I cheked and there is a link ps2fax -> on /var/spool/hylafax/bin.
The faxsetup(1M) is creating it. I remove the link and run faxsetup(1M)
again and the script recreated it.
Best regards,

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 06:57:33 -0500 (EST)
From: "David A. De Graaf" <>
Subject: Re: I have a newbie question

Matthew Rice wrote:
> > 2.faxsetup also tells me that ps2fax is not in the 
> >   proper directory and it is! I looked and it is where
> >   faxsetup wants it.
> I've never seen this problem before.  But ps2fax seems to be running so...
Yesterday I had what may be a related problem on my new Linux system.
I had copied Uutry from another (Dell UNIX) system into
/usr/lib/uucp/Uutry.  When I tried to execute it Linux reported:

  [dad@datium /usr/lib/uucp]$ ./Uutry -r datix
  bash: ./Uutry: No such file or directory

The problem was the first line of Uutry:


which says this is a script that is to be executed by /usr/bin/bash.
But that's not where bash lives; it's in /bin/bash.

I thought the error message was a bit misleading, eh.

	Dave De Graaf,  Internet:
	DATIX, Inc.	voice: (803) 785-3136	fax: (803) 785-3156

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