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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu May 4 20:40:06 PDT 2006


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 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?

I didn't change this except to make the install command in the
explanation more explicit.  Note that this portion deals with installing
.h files.

  -- Bruce





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