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Recently we keep receiving PDFs that hang Ghostscript at 100% CPU when printed. Since at the office we are still on Lucid, I tried printing those same PDFs from a Precise VM as a test, and they work nicely.
Sadly we can't migrate right now to Precise, so I was thinking of upgrading just Ghostscript (Lucid has 8.71 while Precise 9.x), is there a PPA I could use?

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Have you considered compiling from source until you can migrate, or is that not an option? – InkBlend Feb 19 '13 at 22:59
Well in the end we just migrated to 12.04, I've left this question open in case someone had the same problem :) – Joril Feb 20 '13 at 7:52
The 12.04 repository uses Ghostscript 9.05 and latest version is 9.10. The 12.04 repository version will not be updated any further. – Paul Nov 27 '13 at 2:39

Download and install from source.

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Well, thanks, but I was looking for a PPA ^^ – Joril Apr 30 '13 at 20:46

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