Ghostscript folder based on version

Bug #327244 reported by Daniel Miller on 2009-02-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ghostscript (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ghostscript

A suggestion/request for a future update - each version of Ghostscript installs in a separate directory. Programs like Hylafax have parameters (like the FontMap line in hyla.conf) that must point to the desired (and valid) Ghostscript font directory. It would be great to add a fixed name directory link (like "/usr/share/ghostscript-lib" that could be updated via the update-alternatives tool. Then packages with Ghostscript dependencies can be configured with this link, and Ghostscript updates would no longer break their functioning.

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ghostscript - 9.05~dfsg-0ubuntu2

ghostscript (9.05~dfsg-0ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  * debian/ghostscript-doc.install, debian/ghostscript-doc.doc-base: Install
    the Ghostscript documentation into /usr/share/doc/ghostscript-doc instead
    of /usr/share/doc/ghostscript (LP: #789235).
  * debian/,
    debian/ Create a symlink
    /usr/share/ghostscript/current to the /usr/share/ghostscript/<version>
    directory of the newest installed libgs<version>-common package, to have
    version-independent access to the Ghostscript files (LP: #327244).
 -- Till Kamppeter <email address hidden> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 17:31:13 +0100

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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