|Summary:||split ghostscript libs out to a subpackage|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Peter Robinson <pbrobinson>|
|Component:||ghostscript||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||mclasen, rdieter, redhat-bugzilla, twaugh|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||FutureFeature, Reopened|
|Fixed In Version:||ghostscript-9.00-12.fc15||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2012-09-18 16:02:37 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
|Bug Depends On:||842351|
|Bug Blocks:||462851, 661442|
Description Peter Robinson 2010-09-06 13:06:17 UTC
evince pulls in all of ghostscript by the use of libspectre which uses libgs.so Would it be possible to split libgs out into a ghostscript-libs sub package? I'm not sure how much of the 20 Mb of other files in the main ghostscript package are needed by libgs.so but there are a lot of utilities etc that won't be. This would be very useful for mobile devices with small amounts of storage available such as the XO-1 and various tablet/mid arm related devices that are now available.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2011-01-28 15:49:26 UTC
I think that the majority of the package will be needed by libso.so. As you said, not the utilities in /usr/bin... but they come to 33kb. The bigger win would be to find a way to share data with poppler-data.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2011-01-28 17:21:25 UTC
Try ghostscript-9.00-12.fc15, which requires poppler-data and adds its directories to the resource search path. If poppler-data is already pulled in by something else, this should save about 11Mb.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2012-09-15 21:37:10 UTC
In fixing bug #842351 , the test case provided there fails as ghostscript (still) seems not to use /usr/share/poppler/cMap , re-opening. Not sure if it ever worked, or of the problem I'm seeing is some sort of regression in ghostscript-9.05-4.fc17
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2012-09-18 16:02:37 UTC
Tim and I discussed this on irc, and agreed poppler-data will provide symlinks to ghostscript somehow. I'll go ahead reclose this, and track moving forward in bug #842351