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Error GS Not installed - BUT IT IS?! [Mac OSX]
Posted by: j-town ()
Date: October 31, 2008 08:47AM

I'm trying to get the HP Color LaserJet CP1215 to work on a mac running Tiger 10.4.11

I'm not a techie, but I can follow instructions and type in terminal.

I tried to follow the directions at and
I installed
The hpijs package
The Foomatic-RIP package
GPL Ghostscript 8.61
xcode and a whole bunch of other things

I installed GPL Ghostscript 8.61 by downloading and installing the dmg (through the desktop interface not terminal) from
But when I type make I get an error that I don't have Ghostscript

/Desktop/downloads/foo2zjs Charlie$ make
# Dependencies...
*** Error: gs is not installed!
*** Install ghostscript (gs) package
make: *** [all-test] Error 1

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/31/2008 09:29AM by rickrich.

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Re: Error GS Not installed - BUT IT IS?!
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: October 31, 2008 09:28AM

Follow the instructions in file INSTALL.osx. I.E.:
Using the "MacPorts" project
by Rick Richardson 02/21/08

1) Browse to:

   Download and install "Xcode", the C compiler.

2) Browse to:

    Download and install the "Mac OS X Package (.pkg) Installer".

3) Do:
    $ export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/bin
    $ sudo port selfupdate
    $ sudo port install coreutils
    $ sudo port install wget
    $ sudo port install ghostscript

4) Browse to:

    and install the Foomatic-RIP (foomatic-RIP and foomatic-gswrapper).

    $ tar zxvf foomatic-filters-3.0-current.tar.gz
    $ cd foomatic-filters-3.0-20080317
    $ ./configure --prefix=/usr
    $ make
    $ sudo make install

5) Now install foo2zjs.  Browse to:

    and follow the instructions.

6)  Now configure the printer
    Choose either 6a) OR 6b)

6a) Mac OS Printer Setup Utility
    Browse to:

6b) CUPS UNIX Printing System
    Browse to:

    Then surf to: http://localhost:631 and follow the CUPS instructions.

    In particular, you can set up Color and other things.

        Set Printer Options -> Color Mode -> Color

7) If HP LaserJet 10xx, you must send a firmware file to the printer each time
   you power it up:

    $ lp -oraw /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1018.dl
    $ lp -oraw /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1020.dl

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