gs.exe missing from ghostscript package?

Lee D. Rothstein l1ee057@veritech.com
Sat Oct 4 04:51:00 GMT 2008


Lee D. Rothstein wrote:
> Brian Dessent wrote:
> > "Lee D.Rothstein" wrote:
> >
> >> 'gs.exe' the Ghostscript interpreter is missing from my configuration.
> >
> > That's because there is not supposed to be a gs.exe.  The ghostscript
> > packages use the alternatives facility, which means /usr/bin/gs is a
> > symlink to /etc/alternatives/gs which is a symlink to either
> > /usr/bin/gs-x11.exe or /usr/bin/gs-native.exe depending on how you've
> > configured your system.  Either way, it should work to execute 'gs',
BTB, I first did a search on cygwin.com for the package containing gs, and
it said that there was such a file in the ghostscript package, not
ghostscript-base.
> Thanks
>
> It does not! ps2pdf invokes gs, and gs doesn't execute
>
> I.e..:
>
> $ which -a gs
> which: no gs in 
> (.:/local/TextPad:/local/Scripts:/usr/bin:/bin:/local/usr/bin:/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/sbin:/zzz/c/Wind 
>
> ows:/zzz/c/Windows/system32:/local/bagels/bin:/zzup/ACDSee_10:/home/ldr/bin) 
>
>
> But:
>
> $ ls -l gs*
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users 11148288 Apr 13 11:29 gs-native.exe
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users 11212800 Apr 13 11:29 gs-x11.exe
> -rwxrwxrwt+ 1 ldr root       125 Aug  3 20:07 gs.lnk
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users      376 Apr 13 11:27 gsbj
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users      378 Apr 13 11:27 gsdj
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users      381 Apr 13 11:27 gsdj500
> -rwxrwxrwt+ 1 ldr root     21504 May  5  2005 gsftopk.exe
> -rwxrwxrwt+ 1 ldr root      1269 Apr  5 12:49 gsl-config
> -rwxrwxrwt+ 1 ldr root      4096 Apr  5 12:49 gsl-histogram.exe
> -rwxrwxrwt+ 1 ldr root     14848 Apr  5 12:49 gsl-randist.exe
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users      379 Apr 13 11:27 gslj
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users      376 Apr 13 11:27 gslp
> -rwxr-x---+ 1 ldr Users      303 Apr 13 11:27 gsnd
>
> What causes the link to have its extension exposed and become
> inoperable within Cygwin? Even after I did a complete reinstall.
> I've seen this before. Does it have to do with the permissions?
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I relinked 'gs' to 'gs-native' and all's swell that ends swell! ;-)

Thanks.

-- 
Lee D. Rothstein
VeriTech
Merrimack, NH  03054


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