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Last Update:

04 Apr 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Artifex

Tags: ghostscript postscript admin foss cross-platform


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9.56.1 | Updated: 04 Apr 2022



Downloads of v 9.56.1:



Software Author(s):

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Ghostscript 9.56.1

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Scan Testing Successful:

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Ghostscript, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Ghostscript, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Ghostscript, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade ghostscript -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ghostscript -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install ghostscript
    name: ghostscript
    version: '9.56.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ghostscript' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '9.56.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ghostscript
    Name     = "ghostscript"
    Version  = "9.56.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ghostscript':
  ensure   => '9.56.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Apr 2022.


Ghostscript is an interpreter for PostScriptâ„¢ and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Ghostscript consists of a PostScript interpreter layer, and a graphics library.


  • An interpreter for the PostScript language, with the ability to convert PostScript language files to many raster formats, view them on displays, and print them on printers that don't have PostScript language capability built in
  • An interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files with the same abilities
  • The ability to convert PostScript language files to PDF (with some limitations) and vice versa
  • A set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library) that implement the graphics and filtering (data compression / decompression / conversion) capabilities that appear as primitive operations in the PostScript language and in PDF

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Ghostscript 9.56.0 4226 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Approved
Ghostscript 9.55.0 41900 Monday, September 27, 2021 Approved
Ghostscript 9.54.0 33614 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
Ghostscript 9.53.3 31259 Thursday, October 1, 2020 Approved
Ghostscript 9.53.1 7064 Monday, September 14, 2020 Approved
Ghostscript 9.53.0 2599 Thursday, September 10, 2020 Approved
Ghostscript 9.52 33180 Thursday, March 19, 2020 Approved
Ghostscript 9.50 52460 Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Approved
Ghostscript 9.27 48127 Thursday, April 4, 2019 Approved
Ghostscript 9.26 11316 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Approved
Ghostscript 9.25 2730 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Approved
Ghostscript 9.24 6293 Monday, September 3, 2018 Approved
Ghostscript 9.23 9540 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Approved
Ghostscript 9.22 7988 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Approved
Ghostscript 9374 Friday, March 31, 2017 Approved
Ghostscript 371 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Approved
Ghostscript 9.15 8165 Monday, September 22, 2014 Approved
Ghostscript 9.14 1188 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Unknown
Ghostscript 9.12 485 Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Unknown
Ghostscript 9.10 800 Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Unknown
Ghostscript 9.07 698 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Unknown
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