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Re: ghostscript dependancy in the autopackage

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: ghostscript dependancy in the autopackage
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 08:37:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Guy Banay writes:

> The Lilypond autopackage (version 2.6.1) will not install on systems
> without Ghostscript >= 8.15 despite GS being an optional runtime
> dependancy and lilypond can run without it.

What does `will not install' mean?  Did you try the full package?

> It would be more appropriate imho to issue a warning but let the
> installation complete, especially considering that even though the
> PS output cannot be read without GS>=8.15 the pdf output is still
> perfectly readable.

PDF is generated from the PS by ghostscript.


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien       | http://www.lilypond.org

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