Questions about installing an earlier version of Ghostscript
Posted by: faffmeister ()
Date: November 21, 2012 03:57PM

Hi,

I have a Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430DL.

I would like to get the printer to run properly on 64 bit Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and 64bit Crunchbang Linux, Waldorf (#!), both of which are based on Debian Testing.

I think understand - and will follow - the instructions on the front page and in the INSTALL file about downloading and installing foo2zjs from this site rather than using the Debian package.

Reading these announcements:

http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/forum/read.php?63,3189
http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/forum/read.php?63,2890
http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/forum/read.php?63,1813

It seems that if I install any version of gs from 8.63 or earlier or from 8.65 to 8.72 then I should be OK.

However, both LMDE and #! already have gs 9.05 installed.

Therefore, I assume that before I can install - for example - gs 8.72, I have to uninstall gs version 9.05 first.

My questions are:

i) How do I do that without getting into dependency hell?

ii) Is something else likely to be broken by replacing gs 9.05 with an earlier version?

iii) is there a way to have both versions of gs installed without causing untold mayhem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Re: Questions about installing an earlier version of Ghostscript
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: November 21, 2012 04:20PM

No, you don't need to uninstall anything.

From the INSTALL file:

        $ wget "http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/GPL/gs871/ghostscript-8.71.tar.gz";
        $ tar zxf ghostscript-8.71.tar.gz
        $ cd ghostscript-8.71
        $ ./autogen.sh
        $ make
        $ su                            OR $ sudo cp bin/gs /usr/bin/gs.foo
        # cp bin/gs /usr/bin/gs.foo

gs.foo gets used if it is there.

Re: Questions about installing an earlier version of Ghostscript
Posted by: faffmeister ()
Date: November 21, 2012 04:35PM

Oh brilliant!

Many thanks for such a quick and helpful reply!

Deep joy.

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