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Re: printing.el v6.6.2

From: Vinicius Jose Latorre
Subject: Re: printing.el v6.6.2
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 16:50:19 -0200

> > Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:52:23 -0200
> > From: Vinicius Jose Latorre <address@hidden>
> > 
> > > Also, I noticed that `pr-gs-switches' uses specifies a directory-path
> > > to the ghostscript installation dir, which will almost certainly be
> > > wrong for most people that use the package.
> > 
> > Yes, you're right but the gs option -I needs a directory list as argument, 
> > and
> > these directories are very dependent on which OS gs is running and the
> > directory where gs was installed.  The directory list is used to search for 
> > gs
> > initialization files.
> > 
> > Until now, I have no good idea to fix this annoyance.
> One possible idea is to provide a defcustom to customize this list,
> and make it nil by default.

`pr-gs-switches' is customized by (repeat string), so it could be:

   '("-q"  "-dNOPAUSE"  "-Ic:/gs/gs5.50;c:/gs/gs5.50/fonts")

Instead of:

   '("-q -dNOPAUSE -Ic:/gs/gs5.50;c:/gs/gs5.50/fonts")

>                              Contrary to popular belief, there's no
> need to use -I on the gs command line: you can set GS_LIB in the
> environment instead.  That's what I do (my value of ps-lpr-switches
> doesn't have any -I switches).

Yes, you can set GS_LIB, but this presents the same problem: someone has to
set properly.


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