Ghostscript is a versatile processor for PostScript data with the ability to render PostScript to different targets. ESP Ghostscript is a customized version of GNU Ghostscript that includes an enhanced configuration script, the CUPS raster driver to support CUPS raster printer drivers, and additional patches and drivers from various Linux distributors.
Download (HTTP): http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/espgs/espgs-7.07.1-source.tar.bz2
Download size: 5.3 MB
Estimated Disk space required: 116-140 MB (depends on if libgs.so is installed)
Estimated build time: 1.65-3.20 SBU
Install Ghostscript by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --without-gimp-print --without-omni && make && make install
To install the shared library libgs.so you will need GTK+-1.2.10.
Proceed with the following commands:
make CFLAGS_SO='-fPIC $(ACDEFS)' so && make soinstall
The shared library is only used in external programs like GSview-4.6.
To finish the installation, unpack all fonts you've downloaded to /usr/share/ghostscript.
--without-gimp-print: This switch disables the building of the GIMP print driver as a Ghostscript device since this is deprecated. This driver may be still accessible via IJS or CUPS, and this is the preferred way.
--without-ijs: This switch disables the IJS driver support.
Ghostscript comes with a lot of filters to render PostScript/PDF files back and forth. Please refer to the HTML documentation or try man gs. ESP Ghostscript provides pstoraster too.