AFPL Ghostscript 6.50 cc errors

Yukihiko Sohda
Sun Jan 21 20:12:00 GMT 2001

Hi, Soren.

Cygwin doesn't have pthread functionality completely, yet.
So edit makefile as following.

< SYNC=posync
> SYNC=nosync

This means the gs doesn't use the pthreads.
But it works fine.

On Sun, 21 Jan 2001 17:53:21 -0500 "Soren Andersen" <> wrote:
> I am needing to build Ghostscript from source and am using Cygwin (latest) 
> on WinNT to do it. I have gotten pretty far (I think) but the whole thing is 
> now stopped at a part that uses the pthreads (POSIX thread API). I am 
> getting a parse error from gcc and I wonder if anyone can help with a clue.
> I really need (as opposed to am doing as an academic exercise of 
> some sort) to build this Ghostscript from source for my WinNT 
> system because I need to compile-in a custom device driver 
> ("hpdj") for HP Officejet hardware.
> If anyone has successfully built this newest release of gs on 
> Cygwin, perhaps you'd be kind enough to offer some clues about 
> your procedure. Or if anyone has some clue about pthreads and 
> how it figures, is it really necessary, etc.

Yukihiko Sohda <>

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