CUPS and Ghostcript in CVS

Richard A Downing richard.downing at
Sat Jan 18 11:15:47 PST 2003

Stephan Johach wrote:

> Richard A Downing schrieb:
>> Unfortunately I cannot seem to get Ghostscript to install a pstoraster,
>> and
>> cups doesn't install it either.  So this is still broken.
>> In your build instructions how does pstoraster.convs get installed in
>> /etc/cups?  And where does /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster come from?
> pstoraster is in the cups package, but it's only a wrapper script. The
> actual driver is provided by ghostscript.
> GhostScript 8.0 has no pstoraster. At least there's no devcups.c file any
> more. I tried to copy the pstoraster driver from cups to the ghostscript
> build dir and patch the makefile as stated but it didn't compile.
> If there's support for cups in ghostscript 8.00 it's very hidden.
> I had to go back to espgs 7.05 for now.
> There should be a warning for the user in the ghostscript 8.0 chapter.
> Stephan

And yet both the BLFS book and the LFS Hint state that it can be done.
I guess they are just plain mistaken.
I went back to 7.05 too.

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