11:02am, Friday 27 June 2008
The instructions say you need Ghostscript 8.54 or later because 8.15 has colour-handling bugs. Great - Debian has 8.54...
dave@zenda:~$ dpkg -l '*gs-gpl*' | grep ii ii gs-gpl 8.54.dfsg.1-5 The GPL Ghostscript PostScript interpreter
But wait, my printouts look vile. Colour is blotchy and washed out. Some time later - what's this?
dave@zenda:~$ gs --version 8.15.3
Oh. There's another version of Ghostscript installed...
dave@zenda:~$ dpkg -l '*gs-esp*' | grep ii ii gs-esp 8.15.3.dfsg.1-1etch1 The Ghostscript PostScript interpreter - ESP version
Ths fix is to do
update-alternatives --config gs and select the
gs-gpl flavour. Now I have lovely prints and the colours look fine.
Hopefully this will save someone else the hour's head-scratching over poorly-coloured prints which I spent!