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Re: 2.8.1 pdf file size

From: Daniel Johnson
Subject: Re: 2.8.1 pdf file size
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 12:30:14 -0700
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Dennis O'Toole wrote:
After upgrading to 2.8.1, I notice that the .pdf files produced are considerable larger, on the order of about 5 to 10 times the size
formerly produced.  This has a detrimental effect on my ability to
store and distribute, so much that I have to back level to 2.6 to use.
Thank you.
This is generally a byproduct of running an unpatched Ghostscript. You can either use GUB (which uses its own patched copy of Ghostscript) or search the bug-lilypond archives for a patch against ghostscript 8.5x.

On my machine, there was an extra level of frustration because I forgot I had an unpatched version of gs in /usr/local/bin and the patched version in /usr/bin. It took me a few hours to figure out why I was still generating huge files even though I'd applied the patch.

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