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XML update for Chapter 41

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1<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
2 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
3 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
4 %general-entities;
5
6 <!ENTITY espgs-download-http "http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/espgs/espgs-&espgs-version;-source.tar.bz2">
7 <!ENTITY espgs-download-ftp " ">
8 <!ENTITY espgs-size "5.3 MB">
9 <!ENTITY espgs-buildsize "116-140 MB (depends on if libgs.so is installed)">
10 <!ENTITY espgs-time "1.65-3.20 SBU">
11]>
12
13<sect1 id="espgs" xreflabel="ESP Ghostscript-&espgs-version;">
14<?dbhtml filename="espgs.html"?>
15<title>ESP Ghostscript-&espgs-version;</title>
16
17<sect2>
18<title>Introduction to <application>Ghostscript</application></title>
19
20<para><application>Ghostscript</application> is a versatile processor for
21PostScript data with the ability to render PostScript to different targets.
22ESP Ghostscript is a customized version of <acronym>GNU</acronym> Ghostscript
23that includes an enhanced configuration script, the <acronym>
24CUPS</acronym> raster driver to support <acronym>CUPS</acronym> raster printer
25drivers, and additional patches and drivers from
26various Linux distributors.</para>
27
28<sect3><title>Package information</title>
29<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
30<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&espgs-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
31<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&espgs-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
32<listitem><para>Download size: &espgs-size;</para></listitem>
33<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required: &espgs-buildsize;</para></listitem>
34<listitem><para>Estimated build time: &espgs-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
35</sect3>
36
37<sect3><title>Additional downloads</title>
38<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
39<listitem><para>Standard fonts: <ulink
40url="ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/fonts/ghostscript-fonts-std-8.11.tar.gz"/>
41</para></listitem>
42<listitem><para>Other fonts: <ulink
43url="http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ghostscript/gnu-gs-fonts-other-6.0.tar.gz"/>
44</para></listitem>
45<!-- Cyrillic fonts are now a part of ghostscript-fonts-std -->
46</itemizedlist></sect3>
47
48<sect3><title><application>Ghostscript</application>
49dependencies</title>
50<sect4><title>Optional</title>
51<para><xref linkend="cups"/>, <xref linkend="libjpeg"/>, <xref
52linkend="libpng"/>, X (<xref linkend="xfree86"/> or <xref linkend="xorg"/>), <xref
53linkend="GLib"/>, <xref linkend="GTK"/> and
54<xref linkend="gimp-print"/>
55</para></sect4>
56</sect3>
57
58</sect2>
59
60<sect2>
61<title>Installation of <application>Ghostscript</application></title>
62
63<para>Install <application>Ghostscript</application> by running the following commands:</para>
64
65<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr --without-gimp-print --without-omni &amp;&amp;
66make &amp;&amp;
67make install</command></userinput></screen>
68
69<para>To install the shared library <filename>libgs.so</filename> you
70will need <xref linkend="GTK"/>.</para>
71
72<para>Proceed with the following commands:</para>
73
74<screen><userinput><command>make CFLAGS_SO='-fPIC $(ACDEFS)' so &amp;&amp;
75make soinstall</command></userinput></screen>
76
77<note><para>The shared library is only used in external programs like
78<xref linkend="gsview"/>.</para></note>
79
80<para>To finish the installation, unpack all fonts you've downloaded to
81<filename class="directory">/usr/share/ghostscript</filename>.</para>
82
83</sect2>
84
85<sect2>
86<title>Command explanations</title>
87
88<para><option>--without-gimp-print</option>: This switch disables
89the building of the <application><acronym>GIMP</acronym></application> print driver
90as a Ghostscript device since this is deprecated.
91This driver may be still accessible via <acronym>IJS</acronym>
92or <application><acronym>CUPS</acronym></application>,
93and this is the preferred way.</para>
94<!-- This also fails with Gimp-Print-4.2.6-rc1 or later -->
95
96<para><option>--without-ijs</option>: This switch disables the
97<acronym>IJS</acronym> driver support.</para>
98
99</sect2>
100
101<sect2>
102<title>Contents</title>
103
104<para>Ghostscript comes with a lot of filters to render
105PostScript/<acronym>PDF</acronym> files back and forth. Please
106refer to the <acronym>HTML</acronym> documentation or try
107<command>man gs</command>. <acronym>ESP</acronym> Ghostscript provides
108pstoraster too.</para>
109
110</sect2>
111
112<sect2>
113
114<title>Description</title>
115
116<sect3>
117<title>pstoraster</title>
118<para><acronym>CUPS</acronym> uses <command>pstoraster</command> filter to convert
119PostScript to a generic raster image format that is acceptable as an input to
120drivers for non-PostScript printers (e.g., from
121<xref linkend="gimp-print"/>).
122It is built and installed only if
123<xref linkend="cups"/> is found.</para></sect3>
124
125</sect2>
126
127</sect1>
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