Today I needed a newer version of ghostscript on my server pool for some back-end processing we do. Updating ghostscript for RHEL5 / CentOS 5.2 turned out to be a pain! I was nearly stucked into RPM hell!
A few google-searches later I realized that ghostscript 8.15 is “old school” and needed a serious update. I always like to have the latest software (generally speaking) so I was after the latest version to date (version 8.63) to hopefully solve some problems with PDF translation:
First, you’ll need the jasper libraries which are not available via yum. You can get them here (i386 32bit only for now):
Next, here are the RPMs for RHEL5/CentOS5.2 for Ghostscript (i386 32bit only for now):