AFPL Ghostscript-8.14

Introduction to Ghostscript

Ghostscript is a versatile processor for PostScript data with the ability to render PostScript to different targets.

Package information

Ghostscript dependencies


This version of Ghostscript does not work with CUPS due to missing generic "cups" raster image driver. The necessary support cannot be patched in due to incompatible licenses. Use ESP Ghostscript-7.07.1 instead if you have CUPS.

Installation of Ghostscript

Install Ghostscript by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make &&
make install

To install the shared library, run the following commands additionally:

make so &&
make soinstall


The shared library depends on GTK+-1.2.10. It is only used in external programs like GSview-4.6.

To finish the installation, unpack all fonts you've downloaded to /usr/share/ghostscript.


Ghostscript comes with a lot of filters to render PostScript/PDF files back and forth. Please refer to the HTML documentation or try man gs.