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Ghostscript 9.02 fails to build on 10.7 #6381

PacifistRiot opened this Issue July 10, 2011 · 14 comments

11 participants

Eli Adam Vandenberg Luke pearce Dmitry Remesov ipranay Georges Jentgen Alex Kadoudal Artspot rackom

Im assuming 10.7 has an updated version of libpng and Ghostscript 9.02 build fails on libpng 1.5.

Here is a patch to fix the issue with gdevpng.c and allows the build to finish:

Luke pearce
kule commented July 11, 2011

Thanks for this.

brew edit ghostscript

Then add:

class Ghostscript < Formula
    def patches
        { :p0 => '' }

Incase anyone else has the same issue.

Adam Vandenberg
adamv commented July 21, 2011

Is this safe to apply against libpng 1.2 as well, or do we need to if the application of this patch?

Dmitry Remesov

Made a patch that compiles against 1.2 and 1.5
Also it makes ghostscript use system freetype and expat and lcms, jasper and libtiff from homebrew
Pull from
git:// fix_ghostscript_png

Not sure about 10.6 freetype so ghostscript uses bundled version instead of system on 10.6


That worked like a charm!!... Thanks guys!

Georges Jentgen

Awesome! This seemed to solve my issues I had installing ghostscript on Lion. Thx


This also fixed my problem doing a make install on Lion. Thanks a great deal!


Thanks again for being quick on patches .... running faster than a lion !

When is this patch going to be included?

Dmitry Remesov

@borrible13th, who knows :)
Made a pull request #6516 July 21

Dmitry Remesov

Before pull request is accepted, you can

$ cd `brew --repository`
$ git pull git:// fix_ghostscript_png

@CharlieRoot: Thank you, that works for me! :-) Commented it also at your pull request #6516.


Thanks guys!

Adam Vandenberg

Fixed in #6516

Adam Vandenberg adamv closed this August 04, 2011

should i run then brew install gs?
commented on #6381

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