Volunteer to upgrade GhostScript
lists at schamschula.com
Wed May 13 18:20:23 PDT 2015
I’ve updated the Portfile to pull master.zip form github. Here is the ticket:
On May 13, 2015, at 7:40 PM, Marius Schamschula <lists at schamschula.com> wrote:
> Indeed this one is a mess. I ran into two problems:
> 1) The move of mapping-resources-pdf files to github.
> Never mind the un-versioned files, and the ?raw=true appended to the download URL:
> The MacPorts extract phase sure doesn’t like to have .tar.gz files side by side with .zip files.
> I worked around this by repackaging both files as .tar.gz archives, and putting them on my server.
> 2) There is a build issue with zlib. ghostscript needs the source, not the libraries. Fortunately, the included version of zlib is current.
> My Portfile for ghostscript 9.16 is @
> Predictably this update will break a number of ports. In my case I had to rebuild
> gimp2, ImageMagick, and libspectre
> There likely to be many more…
> On May 13, 2015, at 9:59 AM, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at macports.org> wrote:
>> Is there any volunteer to upgrade GhostScript?
>> I'm unable to upgrade some of my packages that are incompatible with < 9.15.
>> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM, John Bowman wrote:
>>> Unfortunately the ghostscript authors made the mistake of introducing a new
>>> eps2write driver, with less functionality, and then quickly deprecating the
>>> old epswrite driver one. This means that there is no way to be compatible
>>> with both old and new ghostscript versions so everyone is forced to upgrade
>>> their ghostscript.
>> I started working on an update, but It's too complex to do it fast and
>> I'm catching other deadlines.
>> Among others I was stuck with mappingresources4pdf_2unicode which are
>> now being unversioned zip files on github
>> (and please don't ask me why the weird packaging)
>> I'm not sure if it is possible to store
>> somehow or use some other trick.
>> Thank you,
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