[scribus] Ghost Script?

Andrew akroiter at tpg.com.au
Thu Mar 5 12:37:03 CET 2009


I don't consider myself a novice, but I have had NO END of trouble  
trying to install Ghostscript. So much so, that I've given up asking  
questions, and I've given up trying to install it. I keep reading this  
list in the hope that someone asks the question and then it gets  
answered in a way that I can understand.

If you can do that, I'd be most appreciative.


On 05/03/2009, at 9:24 PM, Phil Ward wrote:

> 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?
> Phil
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