[Aptitude-devel] inkscape now required to compile aptitude (FTBFS...)

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Sun Apr 26 14:47:07 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:00:22AM +0200, Obey Arthur Liu <arthur at milliways.fr> was heard to say:
> I only noticed now because I recently switched archs on one of my
> computers but inkscape is broken on amd64 because of
> libmagick10/libmagick10++. Imagemagick is in bad shape currently with an
> RFH on it..

  I'm not really worried about FTBFS in experimental.  Inkscape and
imagemagick are both major packages and they'll be in shape eventually;
the same sort of thing can happen to any package in sid.

> I suggest (in fact, I already did it, it should be perfectly fine)
> switching to rsvg for on-the-fly svg to png conversion. The output looks
> perfectly fine to me. The only problem is that it doesn't crop to image.
> I cropped the svg source files in inkscape instead (file > document
> properties > crop page to selection) in the HEAD branch.

  Hm. The thing is, while rsvg might render this one just fine, I have
other svg files lying around that it doesn't render properly.  I'm a
bit worried that as I add more .svgs to the source tree, this will turn
into a landmine.  (and please note, this may not technically be rsvg's
"fault"; I've been told in the past when reporting this sort of thing
that Inkscape sometimes generates svgs with non-standard extensions)

  On the other hand, it's not hard to change the renderer later.

> PS.: there are no .svg files in 0.5.2-1...?! I just fixed that in HEAD.

  Yeah, my bad.  Thanks.


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