r5997 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome pst/printing

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Thu May 4 20:23:54 PDT 2006

bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:

> +    <para><command>install -v -m644 src/*.h /usr/include/ps</command>: Some
> +    packages (<application>ImageMagick</application> is one) need the
>      <application>Ghostscript</application> interface headers in place to link
>      to the shared library. These commands install the headers.</para>

Is it really needed to build a shared ghostscript library in order to read PS 
files from ImageMagick? AFAIK, it does this job properly even without the shared 
library, by calling gs through its delegate mechanism. So what exactly is gained 
by linking ImageMagick against libgs?

Alexander E. Patrakov

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