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I need to get Ghostscript working on my intel based SCO/UNIX machine. However, I can't seem to get my C compiler to build it. Does anybody know where I can get a compiled version of Ghostscript for intel SCO/UNIX?
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I went to that site, and downloaded the two files, then the source code. Unfortunately, I was unable to uncompress the tar files. I received an error message that said something about a bad header record. I tried downloading again just to be sure that the download went OK. Same result. Do you know anywhere else where these files may reside in a usable format?
Thanks for your help.
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by:FloydW
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By the way. I am looking for ghostSCRIPT to convert my postscript files to PCL from a command line in UNIX in batch mode. The FTP location you gave me only had ghostVIEW which is a user interface built around ghostscript.
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Allright! It appears that it is actually a compiled version of GhostScript, but when I try to execute it it gives the the following message:
dynamic linker : gs : error opening libX11.so.1
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Is this because it is not made for SCO/UNIX or do I need one or more of the other files at the location to which you pointed me? There is an extra 50 points in it for you if you can help me get this working.
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by:arthurd
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I'm not for sure, but you might want to make sure you have the latest version of X11

ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/R6/

I think it's the conrtib files.  You might have to install this first.

Also, there are some FAQ on that site that might help as well.

Hope this helps,

Dave
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by:FloydW
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I already had X windows installed. It just didn't like the file name. After I renamed it, it worked. Except, It didn't have a PCL device (such as ljet3). Sure, I can convert to gif8, but my printer won't understand the file.
Technically, you have answered the first question. The 200 points are yours if you respond again. But for the extra 50 points, you will need to help me get a compiled version of Ghostscript (for SCO/UNIX) that has a PCL device compiled into it (such as ljet3).
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by:arthurd
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You can try this:

http://www.sco.com/skunkware/uw7/textproc/gs/

I know you had earlier troubles with this site.  But this is different package (earlier one was ghostview, this is ghostscript).
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by:FloydW
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I had the same trouble uncompressing the tar files that I had with the last files I downloaded from that site. Bad header records. Do you know anyplace that has the same data, but in a usable format?

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tfabian earned 400 total points
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since you seem to have trouble uncompressing files, check to verify that you are using gunzip when needed.. often, tar files are compressed with gzip prior to them being tarred..


good luck



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