Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

IBR 11g does not support 64-bit Ghostscript

I recently installed IBR 11g on Windows Server 2008 running on a 64-bit machine. When downloading Ghostscript there was a 64-bit version available so I thought I would use that.

 


gs901w32.exe, GPL Ghostscript 9.01 for 32-bit Windows (the common variety).

gs901w64.exe, GPL Ghostscript 9.01 for 64-bit Windows (x86_64).

 

Wrong!

When I tried to configure the Distiller engine in IBR I received this message:

 


Unable to load configuration options. The path to Ghostscript is not valid.

File 'E:/gs/gs9.01//bin/gsdll32.dll' does not exist.

 

It looks like IBR is hard coded to reference the 32-bit dll. I had to uninstall the 64-bit version of Ghostscript and install the 32-bit version. Then I was able to configure the distiller engine successfully.

I guess my first clue that the 64-bit version of Ghostscript was not going to work should have been the Win32 Ghostscript Settings heading on the Distiller Engine Options page.

 

distiller_engine_options.jpg

 

Hopefully they will support 64-bit Ghostscript in a future release or patch.

 

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Kevin Smith is a Technical Director in Oracle Consulting's WebCenter practice. He has been working with content management products since 2004 when he joined Stellent.

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