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

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Thu May 4 20:57:38 PDT 2006

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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.

You at least brought the text to my attention :) Maybe it is a good idea to 
change the example application to GSView, because it (unlike ImageMagick) has 
libgs as a required (not optional) dependency.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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