Upgrade ghostscript? How?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 30 20:44:45 UTC 2006

On Aug 30, 2006, at 1:28 PM, Xiao-Yong Jin wrote:

> Hi, I wanna upgrade ghostscript to ghostscript-gpl-8.15 from
> ghostscript-gnu-7.07.  I've installed the gpl version via port.  But
> when I tried to pkg_delete the gnu version, it said
> pkg_delete: package 'ghostscript-gnu-7.07_15' is required by these  
> other packages
> and may not be deinstalled:
> ImageMagick-
> auctex-11.83
> cm-super-0.3.3
> dvipdfmx-20050831_2
> dvipsk-tetex-5.95a_1
> freetype-tools-1.3.1_3
> ghostscript-gnu-commfont-7.07_3
> gv-3.6.1
> hplip-0.9.11
> html2ps-letter-1.0.b4_1,1
> teTeX-3.0_1
> teTeX-base-3.0_9
> transfig-3.2.4_1
> xdvik-tetex-22.84.10
> zh-CJK-4.6.0_1
> zh-moefonts-cid-1.0_3
> I'll probably also delete ghostscript-gnu-commfont-7.07_3 and
> zh-moefonts-cid-1.0_3.  But is there anything more I should consider
> harmful to my system when I switch ghostscript gnu to gpl?  Or simply
> pkg_delete by --force is enough?
> Thank you,
> Xiao-Yong

Try pkg_delete -f {name of all ghostscript files here}. Then install  
the newest port version and be sure to run pkgdb -F afterwards so you  
can fix the package database, such that it references the right  

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