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> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 16:07:59 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Vikram Sethi <vikram AT world DOT std DOT com>
> 
> 
> Currently attempting to compile Ghostscript 5.50 under MS-DOS 6.22 using 
> djgpp (in order to add a printer driver).  There are hints in the ghostscript 
> documentation that this should be possible and that the makefile dvx-gcc.mak 
> should be used.  (However, the ghostscript documentation is not very 
> extensive so it's not entirely clear that this can be done or even that 
> this is the correct makefile.)  Make does not get very far before stopping
> with the complaint that it can't figure out how to make ld.tr.  Does anyone
> have any suggestions on how to proceed with this?  Thanks.

I'd guess that by now, any DOS-related Makefile is seriously
bit-rotten, so I wouldn't expect any of them to work.

Does Ghostscript have the normal Unix-style configure script?  If so,
I'd suggest to run that (under the ported Bash) and see if it produces
a workable Makefile.  Be sure to have the necessary packages
(Fileutils, Textutils, Grep, Gawk, Sh-utils) installed before you run
the configure script.

If you want Ghostscript to be able to display files on screen, you
will have to hack the sources some more.

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