[scribus] Scribus & ghostscript 8.71 windows

w m warlewmas at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 1 01:03:05 CET 2010

Ah, you're right Gregory it is v. - my bad!

I followed the link you provided and downloaded/installed that file, and Scribus found it automatically when I ran it next! :)

Incidentally, I found that gs871w32.exe also exists in the same repository where I found the zip file at
http://ghostscript.com/releases/ , I apparently overlooked it previously...

Problem solved!

Thankyou much,
William Lee

--- On Sun, 2/28/10, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Scribus & ghostscript 8.71 windows
> To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 4:43 PM
> On 02/28/2010 06:26 PM, w m wrote:
> > I seem to have run up against a wall...
> > I installed Scribus yesterday, and it wants a
> ghostscript file called gswin32c.exe. I have installed
> Ghostscript 8.71  - The filename I downloaded/unzipped
> is ghostpdl-8.71-win32.zip, which appeared to be the only
> Windows version in the repository.
> > 
> > It appears Scribus wants a file called gswin32c.exe
> but that doesn't seem to exist in the version Ghostscript
> that I have. The two exe files I have are gxps-871.exe and
> pcl6-871.exe. I've tried pointing it to those in
> Preferences>  External Tools, but it doesn't seem
> satisfied with either of them.
> > 
> > I've looked everywhere I can think of in the Scribus
> help both in the software and on the website, and a couple
> years worth of email list archives and have found nothing
> about this. I've even tried renaming the two exe files
> gswin32c.exe&  gswin32.exe alternately with no
> luck.
> > 
> > Completely stuck. Any help would be quite welcome!
> First of all, William, it's -- that's the latest
> stable Scribus.
> I'm not sure what is in the .zip file after you unzip it,
> but if you go here:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghostscript/files/
> you can get gs871w32.exe (will be for 32-bit Windows),
> which will be a ghostscript installer you can run to install
> ghostscript.
> This should create a gs directory, inside of which is a
> gs8.71 directory (or something similar), inside of that is a
> directory named bin, and inside that is where this
> gswin32c.exe executable is.
> Use File > Preferences > External Tools to set this
> up in Scribus.
> Greg
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