ghostscript x11 [8-stable]

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Wed Oct 27 02:00:19 UTC 2010

grarpamp wrote:
> An FYI regarding:
> This problem has existed for me for many months, if not more. Currently:
> -rw-r--r--    1 110      1002     11407910 Oct 07 11:33 ghostscript8-8.71_6.tbz
> 4a2328c262b08dc78938c66548117d27dc6a3586 ghostscript8-8.71_6.tbz
> running the command: gv
> produces:
> Unknown device: x11
> Unrecoverable error: undefined in .uninstallpagedevice
> Operand stack:
>      defaultdevice

My experience is that ghostscript isn't compiled with an x11 device in 
the following circumstances:

I compile it in a jail, with BATCH=yes set in /etc/make.conf.

If I don't compile it in a jail, and set the options the regular way, 
then it does seem to compile with the x11 device present.

Maybe this will give people a clue as to where the error is.  Maybe a 
bug in the default setting of options in the ports system?

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