Opened 21 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#109 closed defect (fixed)

AFPL Ghostscript-8.11

Reported by:… Owned by: mattrogers@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: ~CVS
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: mattrogers@…


When I installed LFS some time ago I didn't know BLFS and did all enhancements myself. Everything went fine - except viewing of PS/PDF in X. For printing cups brought its own ghostscript - no problems there.

So for a new LFS I'd be very lucky to have a description of

  • X installing with font issues (I think it's there now :))
  • ghostscript installing

If someone is interested, here's an output of kghostview when viewing a ps-file:

Error: /invalidfont

in findfont

Operand stack:

F --nostringval-- Courier Font Courier 330695 Courier

--nostringval-- Courier (Courier) C ourier Execution stack:

%interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval--

--nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 3 3

%oparray_pop 4 3 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval--

--nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval--

false 1 %stopped_push 7 4 %oparray_pop --nostringval--

--nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- Dicti onary stack:

--dict:1002/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:79/200(L)--

--dict:17/17(ro)(G)-- --dict:1002/1123(ro)(G)-- Current allocation mode is local Last OS error: 2

AFPL Ghostscript 7.03: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Change History (12)

comment:1 by larry@…, 21 years ago

Milestone: future1.0
rep_platform: PCOther
Severity: enhancementnormal
Summary: ghostscript really matters for me (wishlist :)ghostscript 7.03

comment:2 by markh@…, 21 years ago

Cc: blfs-dev@… added
Summary: ghostscript 7.03ghostscript 7.05

We need to discuss ghostscript (blfs-dev added to CC list in Bugzilla).

As I'm sure most of you are aware, there are two versions of ghostscript. the GPL licensed one and the AFPL licensed one. The GNU one is slightly behind (don't know how much off hand but it doesn't seem to be much at the moment).

Which version do we support? I don't have time to read the AFPL license at the moment and traditionally, I've personally always played safe by using the GPL'd version (and yes, I *have* read the GPL!).

Comments please - as replies to blfs-dev only please, we can then sum the discussion up with a bugzilla entry (and after that can whoever creates the summary remove blfs-dev from the Bugzilla CC list or it'll always get status updates on ghostscript)

comment:3 by mattrogers@…, 21 years ago

Cc: blfs-dev@… removed
Status: newassigned

To summarize what I've gathered from discussions from the blfs-dev list, I'm going to use ESP Ghostscript when writing this particular page. I'm also going to point out that ESPGS will utilize CUPS if it's there, along with HPIJS. I'll go ahead and remove blfs-dev from the CC list now.

comment:4 by mattrogers@…, 21 years ago

Cc: matt@… added
Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to matt@…
Status: assignednew

comment:5 by mattrogers@…, 21 years ago

Status: newassigned

comment:6 by mattrogers@…, 21 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
Summary: ghostscript 7.05ghostscript 8.00

instructions for AFPL that also work for the ESP version of gs were submitted by alex@…

comment:7 by highos@…, 20 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened
Summary: ghostscript 8.00ghostscript 8.10

Version increment (8.10)

comment:8 by igor@…, 20 years ago

Summary: ghostscript 8.10Ghostscript-8.11

Version increment (8.11)

comment:9 by igor@…, 20 years ago

Summary: Ghostscript-8.11AFPL Ghostscript-8.11

comment:10 by igor@…, 20 years ago


comment:11 by igor@…, 20 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

comment:12 by (none), 15 years ago

Milestone: 1.0

Milestone 1.0 deleted

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