[gs-devel] build report for gs-9.55 candidate

Ken Sharp ken.sharp at artifex.com
Tue May 25 13:36:40 UTC 2021

Hi Nelson,

At 14:27 25/05/2021, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:

>I downloaded and successfully built and installed the candidate
>release from
>on CentOS 7 and 8, and Ubuntu 20.04, x86_64 systems.  All tests

Wow! many thanks for doing that, and a huge thank you for the feedback.

>I noticed two anomalies, however:
>* After a "make" and "make check", a subsequent "make install"
>   continues to compile many files.  In my view, this is seriously
>   wrong. The "install" target should only be copying files into their
>   target locations; otherwise, a compilation failure part way through
>   could result in a seriously broken partly installed ghostscript,
>   necessitating recovery of installation directories from backups.
>* The "make install" steps fail to install the executables bin/gpdf
>   and bin/gpdl.  I installed them manually on the build systems.

OK those are almost certainly my fault; I'm afraid I rather threw the build 
together when I started this project and while Chris has kindly fixed a 
load of stuff, I've probably broken something again. I'll ask him to review 
it again and sort out whatever I've done wrong.

We'll get this licked into better shape by September if not before, because 
we hope to have it become part of the next Ghostscript release (but not 
used as the default PDF parser).

Again, thanks for the feedback,


                         Ken Sharp

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