[Dev] NEWS: gnu-ghostscript replaces ghostscript-libre

André Silva andre.paulista at adinet.com.uy
Tue Apr 10 17:37:57 GMT 2012

Em 10-04-2012 10:14, Nicolás Reynolds escreveu:
> On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:57:59 -0300, André Silva <andre.paulista at adinet.com.uy> wrote:
>> Hi Parabolers, I created gnu-ghostscript package to replace
>> ghostscript-libre, because It is the recommended fix by FSF
>> http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#GPL_Ghostscript_CMap_data_files
>> So, i think that is not necessary to have a libre version of ghostscript
>> in our repo if we have the libre alternative.
>> Please, if your want to have more information, see:
>> https://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/
>> https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/tree/libre/gnu-ghostscript
> does this version match our ghostscript-libre? we had gnu-gs version 8
> but with the change on arch to gs 9 (or a version change that changed
> apis) many packages broke. when i asked the gnu-gs developers for an
> update they answered "any time during the year". it took more than that
> i think...
> i mean they need help. if someone could commit to follow gs updates on
> gnu-gs properly we could keep gnu-gs instead.
> take in mind many recommendations from the libreplanet list are meant
> for the debian pace and we're going much faster :P
> (for instance some unfree versions of packages were upgraded long time
> ago by arch devs themselves)
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So, in this case, I think that a good idea is to maintain the two
packages (gnu-ghoscript and ghostscript-libre) to avoid the broken
dependencies. Then, someone wants the alternative version, can to use
gnu-ghostscript, ou the last alternative, the libre version of
ghostscript. :)
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