ps2eps - convert PostScript to EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename ps2eps_1.68+binaryfree-1_amd64.deb
Package name ps2eps
Package version 1.68+binaryfree
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category text
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 32.21 KB
Installed size 112.00 KB
ps2eps is a tool to produce Encapsulated PostScript Files (EPS/EPSF)
from usual one-paged Postscript documents. It calculates correct
Bounding Boxes for those EPS files and filters some special
postscript command sequences that can produce erroneous results on
printers.  EPS files are needed for including (scalable) graphics
into TeX (or even Word) documents.  Other programs like ps2epsi do
not calculate the bounding box always correctly (because the values are
put on the PostScript stack which may get corrupted by bad PostScript
code) or rounded it off so that clipping the EPS cut off some parts of
the image. Therefore ps2eps uses a resolution of 144 DPI to get the
correct bounding box.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ps2eps_1.68+binaryfree-1_i386.deb 1.68+binaryfree i386 Ubuntu Main
ps2eps - - -


Name Value
ghostscript -
libc6 >= 2.7
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package ps2eps_1.68+binaryfree-1_amd64.deb
Source Package ps2eps

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ps2eps deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ps2eps




2014-05-10 - Matteo Cypriani <>
ps2eps (1.68+binaryfree-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream binary-free tarball for version 1.68 (1.68+binaryfree),
retrieved from
+ Now Build-Depends on xsltproc and docbook-xsl.
+ debian/rules: build manpages.
+ debian/clean: clean man pages.
+ ps2eps.install and ps2eps.manpages: new paths.
* debian/patches:
+ Removed minus-sign-manpages.diff (obsolete since the documentation is
now generated from the DocBook source).
+ perl-path-in-ps2eps.diff: renamed to ps2eps-perl_path.patch, updated
with new path, added Forwarded tag.
+ Added doc-manpages_xsltproc.patch to allow the man pages to be built
with xsltproc.
* Standards-Version bumped to 3.9.5.
* Switch to debhelper 9.
* debian/copyright:
+ The license of debian/* was changed to Expat, with the authorisation of
the former maintainer, Rafael Laboissiere).
+ Updated Format to 1.0.
+ Removed unused paragraph "Licence: GPL-3+".
+ Updated packaging years.
+ New upstream URL.
+ Fixed paragraph doc/*.
* Fixed typo in package description.
* Do not rename README.txt any more.
2011-06-29 - Matteo Cypriani <>
ps2eps (1.68-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Adopting (Closes: #534380).
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Switch to debhelper 8.0.0~.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
* Depend on ${perl:Depends} instead of perl.
* Update VCS and Homepage fields.
* Tag the patches following DEP-3.
* Use the DEP-5 format for debian/copyright.
2009-04-19 - Rafael Laboissiere <>
ps2eps (1.64-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Use debian/clean instead of manually cleaning files
* debian/compat, debian/control: Bump build-dependency on debhelper to
>= 7.0.0, otherwise debian/clean is moot
* debian/clean: New file
* debian/control:
+ Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes needed)
+ The package is now maintained with Git at  Add
Vcs-Git field and change Vcs-Browser accordingly.
+ Fix Lintian warning debhelper-but-no-misc-depends
* debian/patches/{minus-sign-manpages.diff,perl-path-in-ps2eps.diff}:
Add description
2008-07-01 - Rafael Laboissiere <>
ps2eps (1.64-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Append trunk/ to the path in Vcs-Svn:, such that debcheckout works
+ Replace obsolete build-dependency on gs-esp by ghostscript
+ Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes needed)
2008-03-14 - Rafael Laboissiere <>
ps2eps (1.64-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Build-depend on quilt
* debian/rules:
+ Switch from CDBS' simple-patchsys to quilt
+ Create rule for build-stamp
* debian/patches/minus-sign-manpages.diff: Escape "-" signs that mean
the "minus" character
* debian/copyright: Add proper licensing conditions, both for upstream
and the Debian packaging
2007-12-15 - Rafael Laboissiere <>
ps2eps (1.64-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Added Vcs-Svn, Vcs-Browser, and Homepage fields
+ Dropped the Homepage pseudo-header from the extended description
+ Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.3
2007-03-07 - Rafael Laboissiere <>
ps2eps (1.64-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Depends alternatively on gs-esp, because gs is a virtual package
2007-02-05 - Rafael Laboissiere <>
ps2eps (1.64-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* There has been a long standing bug report concerning the inappropriate
filtering of lines in embedded images that look like PS comments
(i.e. match /^%%/).  This bug report was filed against version 1.47-1
of the package.  I cannot reproduce this bug with the current version.
I am therefore closing this bug report (closes: #234999).

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