Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Thu Dec 7 09:47:29 PST 2006

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> There is a ticket in Trac for an issue with GSView-4.7.
> The issue is valid. The new EPS Ghostscript internal versioning
> scheme breaks GSView. I found that simply modifying src/gvcver.h
> in the GSView sources fixes the issue. I simply substituted
> 81502 for 999 for the "max version number" and compiled, and all
> worked fine.
> Note I used the newest GSView (4.8). As I *must* use ESP Ghostscript
> because CUPS is my print system, I cannot use AFPL Ghostscript (the
> GSView package specifically says to use AFPL Ghostscript). Note
> that I don't normally install GSView either, but want to address the
> outstanding Trac ticket.
> Does anyone else use GSView? Does the fix I'm proposing seem to be
> the right thing to do, or should we just drop ESP Ghostscript as
> a dependency and render GSView available only to folks who install
> AFPL Ghostscript?
> By the way, AFPL Ghostscript is changing to a GPL license and with
> a new version (not realeased yet, but perhaps will), may break
> GSView as well.

I use ESP Ghostscript-7.07.1 and Cups.  I also have GSview-4.7 on my
system but for some reason (probably inertia) am using xpdf.  I'll take
a look at the ticket and get back to you.

  -- Bruce

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