ghostscript - PostScript interpreter and renderer, most printer drivers

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package name ghostscript
Package version 9.25
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
You should install ghostscript if you need to display PostScript files, or
if you have a non-PostScript printer.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ghostscript-9.25-alt2.x86_64.rpm 9.25 x86_64 Classic
ghostscript - - -


Name Value
ghostscript-classic = 9.25-alt2
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
esp-ghostscript = 9.25
ghostscript = 9.25-alt2
gnu-ghostscript = 9.25


Name Value
esp-ghostscript -
gnu-ghostscript -


Type URL
Binary Package ghostscript-9.25-alt2.i586.rpm
Source Package ghostscript-9.25-alt2.src.rpm

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


2018-09-20 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.25-alt2
- More font renaming resurrected
2018-09-18 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.25-alt1
- Autobuild version bump to 9.25
- Resurrect font renaming patch (Closes: #35361)
2018-09-05 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.24-alt1
- Autobuild version bump to 9.24
2018-08-23 - Fr. Br. George <> 9.23-alt1
- Autobuild version bump to 9.23
- Switch to ghostpdl sources
- Introduce gspcl6 and gxps
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

See Also

Package Description
ghostscript-classic-9.25-alt2.i586.rpm classic edition of ghostscript
ghostscript-gtk-9.25-alt2.i586.rpm ghostscript with gtk
ghostscript-module-X-9.25-alt2.i586.rpm PostScript interpreter and renderer (additional support for X)
gif2png-2.5.8-alt1.i586.rpm A GIF to PNG converter
gifsicle-1.88-alt1.i586.rpm command-line program for manipulating GIF images
giftrans-1.12.2-alt2.1.i586.rpm A program for making transparent GIFs from non-transparent GIFs
gigolo-0.4.90-alt1.i586.rpm frontend to manage connections to remote filesystems using GIO/GVfs
gimagereader-3.3.0-alt1.i586.rpm A graphical GTK frontend to tesseract-ocr
gimagereader-gtk-3.3.0-alt1.i586.rpm A Gtk+ front-end to tesseract-ocr
gimagereader-qt5-3.3.0-alt1.i586.rpm A Qt 5 front-end to tesseract-ocr
gimp-2.10.8-alt1.i586.rpm The GNU Image Manipulation Program
gimp-plugin-dbp-1.1.9-alt1.1.qa1.i586.rpm DBP (David's Batch Processor) Gimp plugin
gimp-plugin-exif-browser-0.1.0-alt1.qa1.i586.rpm GIMP plugin that permits the user to view EXIF data from jpeg files
gimp-plugin-gmic-2.4.0-alt1.i586.rpm Image denoising and interpolation plugin for GIMP
gimp-plugin-gutenprint-5.2.14-alt1.qa1.i586.rpm GIMP plug-in for gutenprint