ESP Ghostscript init files location (8.15<->8.15.2 subdir)

Jens Stroebel drifter at
Fri Mar 9 03:27:05 PST 2007


During the install of the ESP Ghostscript package and it's use in the
resulting system, I had to create a link
   /usr/share/ghostscript/8.15 -> 8.15.2
to enable gs to find it's initialization files ( et al.).

Attached is a patch to give a genral idea of what I'd have liked
to read to not run into "Can't find" in the first place.

It's of course just a suggestion and the wording is "sub-optimal";
it should give an idea of what the problem was and how it was solved
here, though...

drifter at
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--- pst/printing/espgs-orig.xml	2007-03-09 12:01:29.000000000 +0100
+++ pst/printing/espgs.xml	2007-03-09 12:10:59.000000000 +0100
@@ -164,6 +164,13 @@
 <screen role="root"><userinput>tar -xvf ../<replaceable><font-tarball></replaceable> -C /usr/share/ghostscript &&
 chown -v root:root /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/*</userinput></screen>
+    <para>Because of ghostscript searching for it's initialization files in /usr/share/ghostscript/8.15/lib
+	    (see "gs -?"),
+    you would like to create a link to it's actual install location:
+    </para>
+<screen role="root"><userinput>cd /usr/share/ghostscript &&
+ln -v -s 8.15.2 8.15</userinput></screen>
   <sect2 role="commands">

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