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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 24, 2019

Please port Ghostscript and GhostPDL to the yum repository

Ghostscript is vastly used to create and manipulate PDF files, to print PDF files to PostScript or PCL printers, to create images files from PDF and others conversions (see

Use Case:

Print PDF file directly from IFS, for example.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2020

    Good news! Our lawyers have relented and ghostscript is now available from the IBM repository. You can install it with the ACS Open Source Package manager or via yum with yum install ghostscript.

  • Guest
    Mar 27, 2019

    Can't be done having this?

    "If you meet certain criteria, then we will not consider your distribution of your application in an executable form to be in violation of AGPL, even though you ship an executable product that includes your application and Ghostscript. Here are the criteria:

    It is conspicuous and clear to the end user that he/she is getting access to two separate pieces of software (i.e., AGPL Ghostscript in addition to the application using this product).
    The end user has the ability to opt out of installing the AGPL version of our products during the install process.
    Each AGPL module is separable and replaceable within the build.
    The available source code for the AGPL modules must be for the build that corresponds with your binaries."

  • Guest
    Mar 26, 2019

    Due to the licensing and ownership model of ghostscript, IBM has no plans to distribute this software. For more general information on ghostscript, see