i'm hoping that gv will do in place of ghostview. gv is simple to install on ubuntu:

[dkg@metis ~]$ sudo apt-get install gv
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 161kB of archives.
After unpacking 573kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 breezy/universe gv 1:3.6.1-11ubuntu1 [161kB]
Fetched 161kB in 0s (600kB/s)

Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package gv.
(Reading database ... 68926 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gv (from .../gv_1%3a3.6.1-11ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up gv (3.6.1-11ubuntu1) ...

[dkg@metis ~]$