Updating Ghostscript on CentOS 5.4 (ghostscript 8.70) (the remix)

A while back I wrote an article on updating to ghostscript 8.63 on CentOS 5.2. I received a fair amount of email and comments on the topic ranging from “thanks” to “you don’t know what your talking about!” I thought I would update the original post to include the latest release of ghostscript (8.7) as well as answer and respond to the best question / statement in the comments… “how do you do that and can you post the SRPMS?” The answer is, yes, here is how I do it and “yes” I’ll post the SRPMs (or more appropriately where I get them).

First, you have to have the latest version of the build environment as well as some prerequisites for building GhostScript:

yum --enablerepo remi groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum --enablerepo remi install libjpeg-devel libXt-devel libpng-devel gtk2-devel glib2-devel gnutls-devel libxml2-devel libtiff-devel cups-devel libtool jasper-devel

(you will note here I use the REMI repo )

Next, I obtain the SRPM files from rpmfind.net and ghostscript-fonts from the centos repo:

wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.4/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-fonts-5.50-13.1.1.src.rpm

Now, I build them using RPM (rpmbuild):

rpmbuild --rebuild ghostscript-8.70-3.fc13.src.rpm
rpmbuild --rebuild ghostscript-8.70-1.fc10.src.rpm

and that is how I do it! If you are feeling exceptionally lazy and have some inherent trust for my builds in x86_64… here they are:

rpm -Uvh http://chrisschuld.com/centos54/ghostscript-8.70-1.x86_64.rpm http://chrisschuld.com/centos54/ghostscript-fonts-5.50-13.1.1.noarch.rpm http://chrisschuld.com/centos54/ghostscript-gtk-8.70-1.x86_64.rpm
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