ghostscript commits (fix of back out request)

Christian Weisgerber naddy at
Sat Jun 7 16:30:21 PDT 2003

Alexander Kabaev <kan at FreeBSD.ORG> wrote:

> your recent commits to ghostscript port have broken them for
> users which legitimately use GS_OPTIONS environment variable 
> to pass default options to the gs binary. script/configure
> scripts in ports abuse this variable for something absolutely
> unrelated, i.e. the list of drivers to compile with the port.

The updates/changes are not mine but were submitted by Tsuguru KATO
<tkato at>.  I can only perform very minimal testing
of gs's functionality.

> Could you please either back your changes out or fix them?

If there is sufficient demand, I can back them out, but I'm hesitant
about where this is leading.  The only one who appears to care about
maintaining ghostscript is Tsuguru.  I don't want this to turn into
a permanent deadlock because of people just vetoing any change that
might break something they're concerned about while denying the
benefits of updates to everyone else.

I strongly suggest people (1) talk to Tsuguru who is probably more
familiar with the issues and (2) take an active interest in those
ports themselves.

Since there is no maintainer I'll hardly object if somebody else
decides to back out the update--and direct all the blame towards
themselves in the act.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at

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