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Bug 88175 - Include ghostscript shared library
Summary: Include ghostscript shared library
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks: 113951
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-04-07 12:16 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 7.07-18
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2004-01-20 16:34:56 UTC


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Description Rex Dieter 2003-04-07 12:16:11 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Please reconsider including the ghostscript shared library/object.  I (and my 
users) find it very useful, and it can be used in many other packages, 
including ImageMagick and gsview (though currently not included in redhat).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
7.05-32

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2003-04-07 12:33:01 UTC
At *least* change the
Obsoletes: ghostscript-gtk
to
Obsoletes: ghostscript-gtk < %{version}-%{release}
so that you can have the option of putting it back later.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-04-07 12:49:20 UTC
It can be used in ImageMagick?

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2003-04-07 12:54:17 UTC
Yep, ImageMagick can link to it and call it this way (faster) instead of using 
the external gs binary for any eps/ps conversions.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-04-07 12:57:08 UTC
jrb: let me know if you want to do this.  Sounds a good idea actually.

Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2003-04-07 12:59:51 UTC
References:

http://studio.imagemagick.org/pipermail/magick-developers/2002-April/000495.html

and
http://studio.imagemagick.org/www/install.html
(the paragraph starting with)
Ghostscript (release 7.0 and later) may optionally install a library (libgs). 
If this library is installed, ImageMagick may be configured to use it.


Comment 6 Jonathan Blandford 2003-04-07 16:23:55 UTC
Schweet.  I'll have to look into that for the next release.

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2003-04-07 16:55:53 UTC
The spec file in CVS has %{build_libgs} parametrized, when you want to play.

Probably the shared object should go in a separate subpackage though.

Comment 8 Stephen McGreal 2003-05-02 13:35:31 UTC
I'd like to add my desire to have a rebuilt ghostscript package for RH9, which 
includes the libgs.so shared library.  I have been trying to get GSView 4.4 to 
work and apparently it can't due to this missing library.

Thanks

Comment 9 Rex Dieter 2003-05-21 16:59:23 UTC
And, FYI, in order to build ImageMagick w/ghostscript shared-lib support, it looks 
for ghostscript's headers in  
%{_includedir}/ps 
by default.  You'll either need to put a symlink 
%{_includedir}/ps -> %{_includedir}/ghostscript 
in the ghostscript pkg or patch ImageMagick to look in %{_includedir}/ghostscript 

Comment 10 Gigs 2003-08-27 20:38:51 UTC
I would also like to see this included in a Red Hat 9 update package.  I am also
trying to get gsview to work with Red Hat 9, and now I have to recompile
ghostscript, which is not trivial if I want to retain all the drivers that come
with the RH ghostscript.

Comment 14 Russell Lang 2003-10-10 04:14:34 UTC
Please include libgs.so.  This is also required by GSview,
another PostScript/PDF viewer.


Comment 15 Gigs 2003-10-10 23:09:13 UTC
I'm confused, libgs.so was included with Red Hat 8.0, but not 9?  Is this a
mistake or a deliberate choice?  If it's a mistake then maybe we should escalate
this bug higher than enhancement level.

Comment 16 Tim Waugh 2003-10-11 10:43:26 UTC
Space was tight, and nothing we shipped used it.

I think we'll have to reevaluate this next time round.

Comment 17 Rex Dieter 2004-01-20 15:59:39 UTC
Please, please, pretty please re-enable libgs.so support for Fedora
Core (2).

To reiterate, several software packages, including ImageMagick (and
gsview) can take advantage of this feature.

Comment 18 Tim Waugh 2004-01-20 16:34:56 UTC
I'm building a 7.07-18 now which has this turned back on.

Comment 19 Rex Dieter 2004-01-20 16:39:00 UTC
Thank you!


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