ESP 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
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Download (HTTP): http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ghostscript/gnu-gs-fonts-other-6.0.tar.gz
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Install ESP 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 && install -d -m755 /usr/include/ps && install -m644 src/*.h /usr/include/ps
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 and ensure the ownerships of the files are root:root.
--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-omni: This switch disables the omni driver support.
--without-ijs: This switch disables the IJS driver support.
install ...: Some packages (ImageMagick is one) need the Ghostscript headers in place to link to the shared library. These commands install the headers.
The ESP Ghostscript package contains gs, the libgs library and many filters to render PostScript/PDF files back and forth. Please refer to the HTML documentation or try man gs for information about the capabilities provided by the package. ESP Ghostscript also provides the pstoraster CUPS print filter.
gs invokes Ghostscript, an interpreter of Adobe Systems' PostScript(tm) and Portable Document Format (PDF) languages.
Last updated on 2005-02-15 08:01:36 -0700