Bug 114276 - Dynamically linked ghostscript is actually smaller
Dynamically linked ghostscript is actually smaller
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
http://www.camk.edu.pl/~chris/ghost-d...
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Reported: 2004-01-26 02:46 EST by Krzysio (Chris) Leszczynski
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-28 07:25:02 EST
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Description Krzysio (Chris) Leszczynski 2004-01-26 02:46:23 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031030

Description of problem:
This not a bug.

I just read in the ghostscript.spec that
you don't ship /usr/lib/libgs because it is big (??) and nobody
uses it.  Well... none it's true. Actually stripped version of
libgs is smaller than statically linked ghostscript and yes,
many tools actually use libgs.  One of it is ps viewer from TeX-Live
distribution.

I have added a patch to ghostscript.spec.  It results in 3.5MB
libgs and 4kB /usr/bin/gs

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ghostscript-7.05

How reproducible:
Always

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-01-28 07:25:02 EST
Thanks, fixed in CVS.  Will show up in next build after 7.07-18.

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