Updating Ghostscript on CentOS 5.4 (ghostscript 8.70) (the remix)04 Jan 2010
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:
(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:
Now, I build them using RPM (rpmbuild):
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:[