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Lilypond - which Ghostscript and which GS viewer to install.

From: Guus Wijte
Subject: Lilypond - which Ghostscript and which GS viewer to install.
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 08:55:26 -0500

I re-installed Lilypond today and got it up and runnning. It really wasn't all that troublesome.
I did the testing for Windows as suggested, and then when I ran the command :
gsview32 -P foo
a message came back that I had to install a Ghostscript.
At first I ignored this meassage, and proceeded to open the "foo" file in gsview as suggested.
The music displayed beautifully in the gsview-er window, but then I could not print it without having Ghostscript installed of course.
I then installed Ghostscript 7.04  (the latest Beta version).
At the Ghostscript site it also says that I have to use an updated gs viewer capable of dealing with Ghostscript 7.04.
It said that gsview version 32 (do they mean : gsview32 ?) won't work with Ghostscript 7.04  :
The message there reads :

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP

You will need to obtain and run the self-extracting EXE

gs704w32.exe, AFPL Ghostscript 7.04 for Win32 6208000 bytes
You can unzip this if you want to check the contents.

It is recommended that you also install GSview, a graphical interface to Ghostscript. GSview 4.1 and earlier will not work with AFPL Ghostscript 7.04. You will need to use GSview 4.12 beta.

(I actually tried to run gsview32 after having installed Ghostscript 7.04, and indeed following messages came back when I tried to open the "foo" file :
Unknown in Setup section at line 298:
  %%BeginPaperSize: a4
Unknown in Setup section at line 300:
Loaded Ghostscript DLL C:\Ghostscript\gs7.04\bin\gsdll32.dll
Wrong version of DLL found.
  Found version 704
  Need version  403 - 699
Unloaded GSDLL
Question 1 : What do I need to do : install the updated gsviewer? Which one exactly?
Is it : gsv41w32.exe   Win32 self extracting archive   ??
Question 2 : What does Windows 32 mean?
Question 3 : In the directory :
there are more files; there is also a file  What is in this source-file? Do I need to install this file as well?
Question 4 : Or is it best to uninstall GHostscript 7.04, and then install Ghostscript  7.03 together with GSview release v4.1?
Question 5 : When uninstalling, since these programs run under DOS and cannot be uninstalled via the Control Panel, does it suffice to just remove the pertaining directories? 
For your information :
My operating system is Windows 95.
I downloaded Lilypond just today, Feb 5 002. This is version ( I am not sure) : lilypond-1.4.10.jcn1-1.tar.bz2
That's all I can dream up for now.
Thanks, Guus Wijte.

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