Subject: Re: gs5.xx (was bitmap copies of plots)
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 06 Oct 1999 - 01:16:57 EST
On 5 Oct 1999, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> email@example.com (A.J. Rossini) writes:
> > >> >
> > >> > (5.50 is much better than 5.10, and 6.0 is imminent: 5.94 is
> > >> > in test)
> > >>
> > >> ...but 5.10 is the one that still ships with RedHat (newer ones
> > >> are not GPL yet, I presume). Installed 6.1 yesterday, so I
> > >> should know.
> > There are Debian packages... one of the good reasons to use Debian
> > :-).
> > But seriously, alien would import it, or I'm sure someone must have
> > done a contributed rpm for it?
> [pd@blueberry pd]$ rpmfind --latest ghostscript
> Installing ghostscript will require 4078 KBytes
> ### To Transfer:
> Do you want to download these files to /tmp [Y/n/a] ? : n
(There are gs5.93 rpms too.)
> However, the point was that we need to be a little careful when
> relying on non-free (or semi-free) items, because they don't travel on
> CD releases, etc.
Right. I appreciated that. My point is that you may not be able use
dev2bitmap as a PDF driver without using GhostScript 6.0 or pre-test,
unless you restrict what you plot. GNU-licensed gs6.xx is a year away (it
says in the pre-test). So either you accept the shackles or you get
Unfortunately Aladdin and FSF seem to be having a spat, which is why
5.94 was put out with support for linking in readline removed.
-- Brian D. Ripley, firstname.lastname@example.org Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/ University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self) 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272860 (secr) Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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