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Jpeg2ps - How to install?

  1. Feb 6, 2005 #1
    Hey all,

    I'd like to convert jpeg files to eps files. So I downloaded the
    tool jpeg2ps from
    I want to use it in Linux, but I don't know how to install this.
    (I've got SuSE Linux 7.1)

    I would be very glad if someone could explain me what EXACTLY
    I have to type in my console.

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Feb 6, 2005 #2


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    Did you download the file and extract it?


    There should be a file called INSTALL that will tell you exactly how to install the file. It usually like this on the command line:

    make install

    If you don't know how to extract the file all you have to do is open up a command line and do this:

    tar -zxvf jpeg2ps-1.9.tar.gz
  4. Feb 7, 2005 #3
    I downloaded it and extracted it (with rightclick and extract :shy: )

    I extracted the file, went to the jpeg2ps folder and typed in what you told me.
    If I type ./configure, the console says: /. is a directory
    If I type make, it says: command not found
    If I type make install: command not found.

    Please, could you try out installing this little tool and tell me in detail what to type in.
    I think you have to compile the file, but I don't know how to do it.


  5. Feb 7, 2005 #4


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    I extracted the file and all you have to do is type make in the jpeg2ps-1.9 directory. There is no need to do ./configure since there are not dependences on anything else. If you don't have make, then you need to install the development tools that comes on the suse cd.
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