[scribus] Ghost Script?

Phil Ward skeggy78 at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 5 11:24:23 CET 2009

On 5 Mar 2009, at 00:32, Gregory Pittman wrote:

> Phil Ward wrote:
>> Hi
>> currently running OSX tiger 10.4.11 PPC, 1.2ghz 1.25gig
>> i was using i think (i deleted and emptied bin), and  
>> downloaded 1.3.5svn from site, and installed etc..
>> started up, and said Ghostscript was not found, did a quick check,  
>> and set it up by linking the right folder etc, not sure why it  
>> didnt find it, but its in library\framworks\ghostscript as it  
>> should be, and im running 8.57 (according to the folder) & about  
>> in scribus itself
>> firstly, is this uptodate enough to be running current SVN? 18th  
>> feb on about info..
>> secondly, im sure i got the last copy of ghostscript from the  
>> scribus site (or a link), but cant find reference to it now for  
>> the mac for downloading? or do you now have to install via Fink?  
>> or ports? etc?
>> i believe the current version to be 8.63? and can be installed via  
>> fink, found from another website.
>> just wondering why this information to be possibly ommitted from  
>> the site? as any new user would be given this error/warning when  
>> starting up? well for OSX in particular, as in the installation  
>> documentation there is no reference to GS, im not sure who is the  
>> ultimate maintainer of the site, just trying to help :)
> Sounds to me like you're volunteering to update the info on the wiki:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/MacOSX_version_of_Scribus
> Greg
> "Answer a man's questions and he comes back with more. Teach him to  
> edit the wiki and he answers his own questions."

Hi Greg

i dont mind having a go at updating with my little bit of knowledge,  
but so long as someone else checks it, which im sure  would happen :)

but before i do that, i need to flatten my little ibook, i think its  
become a little bit clogged over the past 18 months with updates,  
this way i can be sure that the install is clean etc...

it would be nice if you were legally allowed to install OSX on a  
virtual PC, making life a little easier lol

My main concern was someone who was a novice on computers, with no  
real knowledge of either open source, wiki or just gone and bought a  
£2000 imac, to go with their £100 ipod etc, to goto the scribus  
website, download via the links, and then be met with a message  
saying "Ghost script not installed etc". I know that the Gimp &  
Inkscape obviously have X11 to contend with on OSX, but they do have  
documentation on their site with regards installing it. I just  
thought it would be nice for people to see the whole program, and try  
to use it, with out being met by a message saying error, of which  
lots of people in my experience have either clicked ok, and close the  
program, or just turned the computer off completly :(

i hope you understand what i mean?


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