|Summary:||librsvg2 in ImageMagick comes at a big dependency chain cost|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Ville Skyttä <scop>|
|Component:||ImageMagick||Assignee:||Norm Murray <nmurray>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||adrian, cworth, hdegoede, triage|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-04-26 05:51:23 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Ville Skyttä 2006-10-26 21:50:25 UTC
I was about to upgrade a trimmed-down, headless FC5 PVR box to FC6, and noticed that the upgrade wanted to pull in lots of GNOME related things. I need ImageMagick on that box, and it turns out that the almost-certain culprit is the librsvg2 support/dependency in it which has been added in FC6. ImageMagick seems to have some internal practically dependencyless SVG support, but when librsvg2 support is additionally built in, it seems to result in these packages recursively being pulled in in my setup which I have no need for and which were not required in FC5: GConf2 ORBit2 audiofile avahi avahi-glib dbus-python esound gamin gnome-keyring gnome-mime-data gnome-mount gnome-vfs2 libIDL libXres libart_lgpl libbonobo libcroco libdaemon libglade2 libgnome libgnomecanvas libgnomeui libgsf libnotify librsvg2 libutempter libwnck libxslt notification-daemon startup-notification There might be some false positives in that list, but most of them seem to be directly caused by librsvg2. I don't know what building ImageMagick with it is needed for, but the amount of inflicted dependencies (~30 packages) sure feels excessive to me...
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:09:38 UTC
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Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2008-04-04 21:31:46 UTC
Current Rawhide is still affected.
Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2008-04-25 13:43:54 UTC
Quick intro: I'm now a comaintainer of ImageMagick, and thus going through all the open bugs. This is caused by /usr/lib/ImageMagick-6.3.8/modules-Q16/coders/svg.so Which could be put into a seperate sub-package to resolve this, but then we loose svg support in ImageMagick, which some packages may depend upon, for example mediawiki does. So if we want todo this, we should: 1) Only do it in F-10 2) Send a mail to fedora-devel about this, telling people to update there dependencies if they need svg support from ImageMagick
Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2008-04-26 03:48:11 UTC
Note that as mentioned in the initial comment, ImageMagick does have some SVG support even without librsvg2, see MAGICKCORE_RSVG_DELEGATE ifdefs in coders/svc.c. I still don't know exactly what features would be affected if the librsvg2 dependency would be eliminated, but it certainly seems to me that not nearly everything SVG related. I should also mention that I've lost interest in this issue to some extent; there was no progress nor comments in this bug for so long time that I moved on and changed/patched dvdauthor to use GraphicsMagick instead, and don't even have ImageMagick installed any more (for now, *knocks wood*...)
Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2008-04-26 05:51:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #4) > Note that as mentioned in the initial comment, ImageMagick does have some SVG > support even without librsvg2, see MAGICKCORE_RSVG_DELEGATE ifdefs in > coders/svc.c. I still don't know exactly what features would be affected if the > librsvg2 dependency would be eliminated, but it certainly seems to me that not > nearly everything SVG related. > Well, using lib rsvg if present is the upstream default and I would rather not deviate from that. > I should also mention that I've lost interest in this issue to some extent; > there was no progress nor comments in this bug for so long time that I moved on > and changed/patched dvdauthor to use GraphicsMagick instead, and don't even have > ImageMagick installed any more (for now, *knocks wood*...) I've been thinking some more about this, and the problem isn't that ImageMagick requires an svg lib, but that the svg lib requires things like gtk ?? So I'm going to blame librsvg2, and combined with you not caring much anymore I'm going to close this bug.
Comment 6 Hans de Goede 2008-04-26 06:11:44 UTC
I just saw someone else reported this too and somewhat more recently, see bug 435454. This has lead me todo some more investigation, this indeed is a librsvg2 issue, as that drags in gnomevfs, or atleast used to, as it no longer does this in rawhide / F-9.