[Scribus] Installing separate Ghostscript version

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Mar 6 18:52:05 CET 2007

Am Dienstag, 6. M?rz 2007 17:26 schrieb Rolf-Werner Eilert:
> avox schrieb:
> > Eilert wrote:
> >> I remember there was an article in the Scribus wiki about installing
> >> additional Ghostscript versions for use with Scribus - am I wrong?
> >>
> >> Where did I read about this?
> >
> > That's probably for distributions which only install EPS-Ghostscript for
> > use with CUPS. That version is not ideal for Scribus, so we usually
> > recommend to install the latest GNU or AFPL version (currently 8.54) and
> > point Scribus to its installation.
> > This improves PS/EPS import and enables transparency and CMYK mode in
> > print preview.
> >
> > /Andreas
> Yes, I just want Scribus to use it, the rest of the CUPS and the whole
> zoo of apps in my (somewhat older) distro may keep on running as usual.
> So I need to compile and install the latest GS completely separated from
> the rest of the system. Is that possible?

Yes, it is. Simply add another directory to your configuring options, 
eg --prefix=/opt/latest-gs.

Then add the path to the new gs executable in Preferences > External Tools > 
Postscript Interpreter.



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