Ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64 & Hylafax+ 5.5.3

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I am having some problems with hylafax+ on CentOS 5.9 converting files into appropriate tiff files that are faxable; the problem is apparently fixed in ghostscript 9.07.

The CentOS repositories currently have ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64

I surely appreciate the maintainers of the repositories; can any of you direct me to whom maintains ghostscript on the repository or when 9.07
is planned to be included. I would also like to request that ghostpcl be included, but I am not certain who or how to ask.

Thanks for your assistance.

Greg Ennis

10 thoughts on - Ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64 & Hylafax+ 5.5.3

  • Major version bumps in the “core” CentOS packages are relatively uncommon, barring major bugs and the like. We may (or may not) see ghostscript 9.x in CentOS 7 when it is released but I would be somewhat surprised to see it in CentOS 6 and below.

    If you really need the latest version you may be able to compile it yourself. I do that with some of the software that I use on my CentOS systems.

  • Major version bumps in the “core” CentOS packages are relatively uncommon, barring major bugs and the like. We may (or may not) see ghostscript 9.x in CentOS 7 when it is released but I would be somewhat surprised to see it in CentOS 6 and below.

    If you really need the latest version you may be able to compile it yourself. I do that with some of the software that I use on my CentOS systems.
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  • Of course. You can simply compile the tarball or the rpm, assuming that your system has all of the required dependencies (or that you can install them).

  • You could start with Ghostscript from Fedora 19, it has 9.07

    source rpm :
    http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/3/srodzaj/2/search/ghostscript-9.07-3.fc19.src.rpm

    i686 version:
    http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/21816498/dir/fedora_19/com/ghostscript-devel-9.07-3.fc19.i686.rpm.html

    x86_64 version:
    http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/21816499/dir/fedora_19/com/ghostscript-devel-9.07-3.fc19.x86_64.rpm.html

    First try installing compiled rpm on a TEST system, and if that does not work you can try recompiling the source rpm, or ask someone to help you, maybe maintainer of ghostscript in Fedora.

  • if you rebuild it via the RPM, it likely will overwrite the ‘stock’
    ghostscript.

    a tarball install could be built to run in /usr/local/ghostscript/… or
    /opt/mystuff/ghostscript/… or whatever, and not interfere with the distribution build.

  • That is true if hylafax can be pointed to use optional version of ghostcript.

    If that is not the case, then ghostscript has to be replaced.

    P.S. I am not a hylafax user so I can not determine what should be done.

  • That is true if hylafax can be pointed to use optional version of ghostcript.

    If that is not the case, then ghostscript has to be replaced.

    P.S. I am not a hylafax user so I can not determine what should be done.

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  • Greg, I haven’t sent a fax in ages, so my suggestion would be to take a step back and see if you still need to use fax. You may still have a need for it, but I’m just suggesting that you think about it!

    Cheers,

    Cliff

  • It doesn’t help with this particular problem, but is there some reason for using CentOS 5.x vs. 6.x?

    Dear Les,

    Please accept my apology for not responding to your not a long time ago. I was very disappointed in that I could not get CentOS 6 to boot on this machine. It is a SuperMicro with a SCSI drive. In fact, I could not even get CentOS 5.9 to boot on this machine as well, I had to go back to
    5.0 to even get the installation started. The problem was related to not being able to boot from a SCSI drive. I was very surprised.

    In my research about this, I got the impression that SCSI drives were not going to be supported beyond 5.0 (not sure but I think the cut off was 5.2).

    Greg

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