[gs-devel] has anyone gotten libgs.so to compile on OS X?
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Thu Oct 30 16:59:05 PST 2003
I am trying to use ImageMagick and Ghostscript to make JPEG from a PDF
on an OS X machine running 10.2.8. Currently, IM is NOT compiled to use
libgs, and so it is firing up /usr/local/bin/gs to do the conversion,
which I'd like to happen as quickly as possible.
I have downloaded the AFPL GS 8.11 source in hopes that the latest code
would work better than 7.33, which is what I've been using. However,
when I try to follow the instructions to compile a Shared Object by
% ln -s src/unix-gcc.mak makefile
% make so
I get errors and no libgs.so file. The 'normal' configure/make/make
install process goes just fine, and I have a new binary at
/usr/local/bin/gs, but as I understand it, without a libgs.so file, I
cannot compile IM to use the library rather than the executable.
Hopefully I have explained my problem well enough. I am not a C
programmer, and can only do the most elementary troubleshooting with a
configure/make cycle doesn't work as expected, so I'd be especially
grateful if any responses were as verbose and comprehensive as possible.
Thanks in advance for any insights,
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