ghostscript - PostScript interpreter and renderer, most printer drivers

Distribution: ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository: Classic i586
Package name: ghostscript
Package version: 9.20
Package release: alt2
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: unknown
Download size: unknown
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Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript(TM) interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Ghostscript translates PostScript code into many common, bitmapped formats, like those understood by your printer or screen. Ghostscript is normally used to display PostScript files and to print PostScript files to non-PostScript printers. Most applications use PostScript for printer output. In addition, the package contains filters which transfer the raw bitmap of GhostScript into the protocol of some additional printer models. You should install ghostscript if you need to display PostScript files, or if you have a non-PostScript printer.




  • esp-ghostscript = 9.20
  • ghostscript = 9.20-alt2
  • gnu-ghostscript = 9.20


  • esp-ghostscript
  • gnu-ghostscript


    Install Howto

    1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
      rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
    2. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    3. Install ghostscript rpm package:
      # sudo apt-get install ghostscript


    2017-03-09 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.20-alt2 - Rebuild with libpng15 (Closes: #33220)

    2016-11-28 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.20-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 9.20 - Freshen third-party patches

    2016-07-26 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.19-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 9.19 - Freshen third-party patches

    2015-04-21 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.16-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 9.16 - Freshen third-party patches

    2014-09-29 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.15-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 9.15 - Freshen third-party patches

    2014-04-10 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.14-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 9.14 - Freshen third-party patches - Provide semi-automatic FC and Ubuntu patch sucker

    2013-11-08 - Andriy Stepanov <> 9.10-alt2 - Fix version definition

    2013-11-01 - Andriy Stepanov <> 9.10-alt1 - New version

    2013-04-22 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.07-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 9.07 - Update FC patchset - Build with system freetype

    2012-09-28 - Eugeny A. Rostovtsev (REAL) <real at> 9.05-alt1.1 - Rebuilt with libpng15