Stephen Walton wrote:
Darren Dale wrote:
gv is not the same as ghostscript. Try gs -v.
Oh dear. On Fedora Core 4 this is still reporting only version 7.07.
and all [reported problems] have been solved by updating to gnu-ghostscript-8.16.
To save you some aggravation, I just did this on my Fc3 box, so here's the short of it:
# try to remove it, this will fail but the error message is what you're after:
rpm -e ghostscript
# note which version of libgs.so is needed by ImageMagick or anything else.
# Tatoo it on your forehead
# Now, blow it away for real:
rpm -e --nodeps ghostscript
cd /your/gsdownload/dir # I got 8.50, the current gnu one.
sudo make install
sudo make soinstall
# now, you need to relink the shared libs so other things keep working:
# go to mirror, read the proper .so number off your forehead:
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libgs.so libgs.so.YOURNUMBER
I don't seem to have broken anything too serious with this, other than my rpm dependency chain. Oh well, life can't all be roses and happiness.